Improve Turbomachinery Performance and Efficiency with Additive Manufacturing
Move beyond the design and engineering constraints that conventional manufacturing methods place on turbomachinery components. By incorporating additive manufacturing technology into your workflow, you can maximize performance and reliability, increase fuel and thermal efficiency, and reduce material waste. Some specific benefits include:
- Limitless design flexibility: Additive manufacturing gives you the freedom to create components with novel internal structures and optimized geometries. This makes it possible to introduce advanced features, such as integrated cooling channels, that increase efficiency by allowing turbines to operate at higher temperatures.
- Part consolidation: Using our end-to-end additive solutions and expertise, you can reduce part counts, in some cases by as much as 200 to 1. This helps you increase manufacturing yield, reduce labor costs, cut points of failure, and improve supply chain efficiency.
- Shorter lead times: With no tooling required, additive manufacturing allows you to completely eliminate a significant cost and time constraint of traditional manufacturing and dramatically reduce lead times, opening up a range of possibilities, such as the ability to rapidly iterate on function first design concepts with production quality results, and smoothly transition to volume production.
Download the Executive Brief and learn how additive manufacturing helps turbomachinery manufacturers adapt to lean manufacturing.