Turbomachinery is indispensable for energy generation. Its high-performance parts feature complex, high-tech designs that need to be more and more robust and powerful as the demand for energy increases. In addition, turbomachinery parts need to be resistant and reliable – even at temperatures beyond the melting point.
Additive manufacturing can solve many of these challenges and is suitable for numerous applications:
blades and vanes, fuel injectors, impellers, swirlers, burners and combustion chambers, cladding, seals, housings, and much more. The 3D metal printing process (DMLS) offers the right technological foundations for implementing an optimized cooling strategy, among other things. Parts can be designed and made to transport and apply energy with increasingly precise focus. Innovative repair processes, for example, are revolutionizing the efficiency of turbomachinery parts by building at worn areas directly on the original part.
Improved performance and efficiency
Drastically reduced lead time
In-sourcing of IP and manufacturing capacity: less dependency
The collaboration between Siemens, Material Solutions and EOS demonstrates that 3D metal printing is a reliable and proven technology viable even for “moving” applications, without any compromise. In focus: developing a new turbine blade. The part was developed together with Siemens NX, built on EOS systems and produced by Material Solutions.