Advanced IBR / Blisk Machining
In Cooperation with GROB, YG-1.
Aero-engine rotating components provide challenges due to cutting titanium or other high-temperature alloys and have complex geometries with high quality requirements. Innovative machining processes include 3-axis simultaneous turning to prepare the blank, high performance roughing to efficiently remove material between blades, and blade finishing techniques with conical barrel cutters that achieve a high surface finish with large step-over.
Machining of a 450 mm diameter IBR / blisk: YG-1 will provide tooling for hard-to-machine metals. hyperMILL® tool paths and an integrated postprocessor for both turning and milling will be utilized. And GROB’s G350T 5-axis mill-turn machine solution will implement the tooling and software to give exacting control for the challenging aerospace geometries.