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Title: Consumable core for manufacture of composite articles and related method

Systems, methods and devices adapted to ease manufacture of composite articles (e.g., ceramic composite articles), particularly composite articles which include a hollow feature are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes: a consumable core formed to be disposed within an inner portion of a composite precursor, the consumable core adapted to convert into an infiltrant during a manufacturing process and infiltrate the composite precursor.
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General Electric Company NETL
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Patent File Date: 2012 Aug 16
Research Org:
General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States

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