Press Release: Curtiss-Wright Provides Laser Peening to US Department of Energy

Author:  Pierce Cleary
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 35, Issue 2, Spring 2021
Doc ID:  2021020
Year of Publication:  2021
CURTISS-WRIGHT’S Surface Technologies Division, a leading global provider of highly engineered surface treatments and analytical services, has announced that it has been selected as a partner with Michigan State University (MSU) for a U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program. The initiative will develop an advanced heat exchanger for supercritical CO2 generators—a more energy efficient, more compact, and lower cost electric turbine that offers the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The project will employ MSU-developed HIPPED (Heat Exchanger Intensification Through Powder Processing and Enhanced Design), which features a plate-type heat exchanger that enables lower cost, powder-based advanced additive manufacturing.

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