At GE’s MRI magnet factory in Florence, SC, Robin works on the wiring of a 3 Tesla magnet by winding copper and niobium titanium wires along its interior. Each 3T magnet contains over 125 miles of wiring. This wiring is so strong that a single strand has enough strength to lift a car. Photo by @seenewphoto.
Looking down the bore of a GE 1.5 Tesla magnet as a welder assembles its shell. On a finished magnet, this shell acts like a thermos for the magnet by keeping it cold. Footage taken by @seenewphoto on the factory floor of our MRI magnet facility in Florence, SC.
Views from the factory floor of our Greenville, SC, facility. From top to bottom is a view over a turbine wheel, a heavy-duty gas turbine being balance tested, and a technician inspecting the casing of a gas turbine. Photography by @seenewphoto.
Over the past week, we’ve been 3D printing something badass, and this piece of it is pretty bangin’. Check back tomorrow to see the entirety of our latest creation, brought to you by additive manufacturing.
Our 3D printers are fired up and working on our newest badass machine. We’ll be putting all the pieces together on Friday, but in the meantime, can you guess what we’re printing? Hint: On a real version of this machine, these components would be helping to put the squeeze on.