The crown jewel of manufacturing
The aero engine is a highly complex and sophisticated thermal machinery, is the heart of the aircraft, is a combination of many kinds of advanced manufacturing method. Every important revolution in human aviation history is closely related to the technological progress of aero engines. The main engine for modern civil and military aircraft is the turbofan, and the same equipment is used for industrial gas turbines in power plants.
The first key component of an aero engine
The power of the engine comes from multi-stage blades of different sizes. The first critical component of an engine is the turbine blade. Each blade is about the size of a palm, with an operating temperature of nearly 2000K, a force of 1.5 tons, and a rotation speed of 20,000 revolutions per minute. Such extreme working conditions are a great challenge to the material and manufacturing process of blades. Investment casting of blades must be done in a ceramic mold, to arrange atoms of the superalloy in an equiaxed or monocrystalline state. The manufacturing capacity of ceramic directly determines the performance of the blade.
Mold with Fine Ceramic core
3D printing helps customers improve their R&D efficiency by 90%.
We have invested a huge amount of money and manpower in research and development to ensure that 3D-printed ceramic cores meet the quality standards of the aerospace and investment casting industries. The performance of each ceramic cores is tested according to the aviation standard and meets all requirements of domestic major blade manufacturers. Each ceramic core is tested at full size before delivery to ensure all customer's requirements for dimensional accuracy are met. Now, we can R&D and supply many kinds of ceramic cores for various turbine blades manufacturing. At the same time, 3D printing services can be provided for new models.
3D printing is suitable for the manufacture of personalized products and is an essential technology for digital oral cavity. Ceramic 3D printing will gradually replace traditional processes for tooth veneer, inlay, implant and bone powder shaping.
Beijing TenDimensions Technology Co., Ltd.