A jet engine turbine blade is the individual component that makes up the turbine section of an aircraft engine. The turbine blades are exposed to the harshest environment in terms of pressure and temperature, while rotating at extremely high speed. The materials of turbine blades are, therefore, difficult to machine, heat-resistant superalloys (HRSAs) with high creep strength, high temperature fatigue strength, and high temperature corrosion resistance. Nickel-based HRSAs such as Inconel and Waspaloy have high thermal properties but, in turn, substantially increases the stresses imposed on cutting tool edges during machining.
Tungaloy’s advanced lines of cutting tools offer unique machining solutions that are effective for not only HRSAs but also unique aluminum-lithium alloys and intermetallic compounds such as titanium aluminide (TiAl).