Tushino - SLA master patterns deliver custom turbines

Small-to-midsize hydro-electric power plants in inaccessible areas/landscapes, such as the Southern American Andes, are the specialty of Tushino Power Machine Tools. The implementation of customized hydro-electric power plants for midsize towns yields a +20% improvement in efficiency when compared to competitive off the shelf products.

With the help of their iPro™ 9000 SLA® Center, Tushino Power Machine Tools are able to turn their design into a master pattern for casting while reducing the time and cost of producing turbines with a 150cm (39.4 inches) diameter used in customized hydro-electric power plants.

Each turbine with its blades is individually adapted to the water pressure, drop height and flow rate of the individual power plant project. At Tushino, a team of highly educated mathematicians take each of these key values and all environmental conditions into consideration to calculate the most efficient turbine design for eachmspecific project.

With the help of their iPron9000 SLA Center and Accura 60 material, Tushino Power Machine Tools is then able to turn the design into a master pattern for casting. The Francis-style Turbine in the images has 14 turbine blades, a diameter of 150 cm (39.4 inches) and a capacity of 12 Megawatts. The QuickCast Stereolithography master pattern, produced with Accura 60 SLA Material is a pattern that weighs just 70 kg (154.3 lb), while thenfinal cast model weighs 1990 kg (4387lb).