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Title: System and method for manufacture of airfoil components

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to systems and methods for manufacturing an airfoil component. The system can include: a geometrical mold; an elongated flexible sleeve having a closed-off interior and positioned within the geometrical mold, wherein the elongated flexible sleeve is further positioned to have a desired geometry; an infusing channel in fluid communication with the closed-off interior of the elongated flexible sleeve and configured to communicate a resinous material thereto; a vacuum channel in fluid communication with the closed-off interior of the elongated flexible sleeve and configured to vacuum seal the closed-off interior of the elongated flexible sleeve; and a glass fiber layer positioned within the closed-off interior of the elongated flexible sleeve.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1333821
Report Number(s):
9,505,182
14/195,073
DOE Contract Number:
AR0000293
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Mar 03
Research Org:
General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English