Author: Mark Ramirez

A New Layer to Metal Manufacturing: With the help of an ADAPT consortium, Mines is changing the history of manufacturing and entering the world of 3-D printing

Ask an expert about the possibilities that 3-D metal printing holds for the manufacturing industry, and chances are you’ll hear about GE Aviation’s fuel nozzle. This important component of the CFM International LEAP engines that GE uses, which need to dispense precise amounts of liquid fuel, once required manufacturing and assembling 18 different parts. Now it’s just one piece, made with a laser that turns powder into solid metal, layer by layer, resulting in the desired shape. Not only does it save time and millions of dollars—the result is a component that’s 25 percent lighter and five times more...

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Unlocking Mysteries, Making Discoveries

The Colorado School of Mines student section of the Society of Women Engineers welcomed nearly 200 students—the largest turnout to date—to its fifth annual Girls Lead the Way conference, which guides young women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The conference, with the theme “Unlock the Mysteries, Make Discoveries,” took place Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Mines and brought in girls in grades 9 through 12 from all over Colorado and beyond. The students attended two sessions in the morning. A panel of Mines SWE members representing various majors spoke about their classes and internships and the career...

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