Apr 1, 2015 Off Comments in Business News, Laser Cutting, Lasers by

The pace has quickened as the aerospace industry prepares its manufacturing processes for the new engine designs that will go into widespread use later in this decade. Leading jet engine manufacturers all have major new engine programs underway. With an average of 20 years using the present engine designs, turbine engine manufacturers (TEMs) are entering into the next 20-year cycle with an array of exciting new designs. Combustors are a key component for these engines requiring high temperature metals with increasingly complex-shaped components containing thousands of effusion (shallow angle to the surface) cooling holes. As the next generation of engines enters into production, combustors and adjacent hot section components for these engines will require advanced laser processes and precision equipment to handle the increased complexity.

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