Manufacturing Process Chain for Turbomachinery Parts by LPBF and Finish Milling
What are the potentials of a process chain, consisting of additive and subtractive manufacturing, compared to conventional manufacturing of turbomachinery parts?
Challenge and Motivation
- Challanges of conventional manufacturing due to hard to machine materials lead to high process costs.
- Usage of Laser-Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) to reduce the volume of the machined material and to replace time-consuming and expensive roughing processes.
- Demonstration of a manufacturing process chain consisting of LPBF and finish milling.
- Comparison of a process chain based on LPBF with a conventional process chain regarding part quality and manufacturing costs.