Process Development study for the most productive method for the super/ultrapolish of a series of new engine blades

Industry(Aerospace-Defense) Microtech
Part DescriptionAircraft engine blade
Fabrication Method Forged
MaterialStainless steel/inconel, A286
Process TechnologySuperpolish/ultrapolish
Equipment TypeAutomated finishing

Turbine Blades, jet engine,  Super-Polish, Ultra-Polish

GE Aviation was in the process of developing a new Jet engine for the aerospace industry.  They made a decision based on studies, to improve the surface finish of their turbine blades for this engine in order to increase fuel efficiency.  Because of their extensive experience, Bel Air was engaged in a year long study, along with only 2 other companies in the world, to facilitate the improvement of the surface and all associated equipment and process technology for the upcoming production process.

If you are unsure what equipment and media you require to achieve your desired surface finish, then send us your part, and we will evaluate it and provide you with a metrology report.