TTL’s Adaptive Machining Technology can be used to solve a wide range of machining problems involving complex or variable geometry. TTL have provided ‘Adaptive Machining’ gas turbine solutions worldwide for the aviation, power generation and marine industries. Machining of an egg provides a unique demonstration which illustrates the accuracy and efficiency of this patented process by showing its ability to engrave names and logos into the surface of the shell of a raw, fresh egg. Like gas turbine components, eggs are classic “variable geometry” parts that whilst looking similar, no two are exactly the same. To engrave a name or logo into the shell of an egg, we machine evenly at a depth of 0.05mm (0.002 inches) regardless of the surface variations. The problems of engraving an egg are technically equivalent to machining new cast or forged parts or removing the excess weld from repaired components.
Production or repair savings can be in excess of 50%
Within the Gas Turbine industries typical cost savings for repair or manufacture of any given part can be in excess of 50% with significant reductions in cycle time, non-conformance, and labour costs by the elimination of handwork and human error. By utilising a TTL computer based automatic system linked to standard CNC Machinery, a better quality component is made or repaired faster, more reliably, and at less cost.
Typical software 'Adaptive Machining Solutions' for the gas turbine sector include:
- Compressor, Turbine Blade tip repair
- Leading & trailing edge chord restoration
- Nozzle Guide Vane repair/machining
- Fan Blade Patch machining
- Angel Wing repair
- Impellor repair/machining
- Blisk restoration/machining
- Braze weld patch removal
- Curvic coupling machining - casing machining.