Alternative Process Chains for Profiled-Slot Manufacturing#
Which potential can be achieved in identified process chains for Profiled Slot Manufacturing?
Challenge and Motivation
- Broaching with high speed steel is still state of the art for finishing of fir-trees and dovetails in turbine disks.
- Disadvantages of the broaching process are high tool costs, special machine tools and inflexible slot geometries.
- Identification of alternative processes for finishing of profiled grooves.
- Technical and economic evaluation of the strategies and the process chains.