Each year, GE engineers and scientists celebrate the holidays and the year’s innovations by re-envisioning the design of Santa’s sleigh. This year in honor of 3D Printing Day on December 3rd, GE teamed up with the GrabCAD community to create 3D printed designs for Santa’s sleigh. The four entries above were the top-rated designs. Read more about the challenge on Fast Company.
Offshore oil rigs are designed for utility over aesthetics, but we still think they look cool. To highlight their architectural elements, we had one rendered in this retro-futurism style. GE designs equipment for offshore oil rigs to make their operation safer and more efficient all over the globe.
What’s more hydrophobic than a cat? The superhydrophobic materials GE Global Research is developing to keep ice off big machines like wind turbines. When water hits the surface of a superhydrophobic material it bounces right off, like it’s doing on this cat’s head. See more hydrophobic action in this video of water droplets filmed with a high speed camera.
If a wind turbine could talk, what would it say? To find out, GE is making brilliant machines that can communicate with people. Using data collected by remote sensors, engineers now have real-time information at their fingertips about how a machine is operating and can find out when, for example, a wind turbine requires maintenance. It’s all part of the Industrial Internet, which is connecting machines to people to increase efficiency, minimize waste and change the way the world works.