MetLase delivers fast and precise engineering solutions



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MetLase is a joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Unipart. It is a mechanical engineering consultancy whose technology-based approach and patented tooling techniques enables the design and manufacture bespoke engineering solutions with speed and precision.

This case study describes how MetLase created two full engine sets of turbine seal strips, at lead-times previously unobtainable.

Introduction

The turbine at the back of a jet-engine is a high-pressure, high temperature component which extracts power from the combusted gases. Gas must not flow past, so these engine components are precisely designed and have to be produced to within exacting tolerances.

MetLase was approached by the customer to create two engine sets of turbine seal strips within a very short time.

Solution

MetLase was able to employ its laminate press-brake tooling technology to quickly create the precise bend iterations required in the material, vastly reducing the usual lead time on these components.

Benefits

Two full engine sets were delivered within six hours of receiving the required geometry and specifications. This rapid delivery prevented an estimated 2 to 3-month slippage of the engine test programme and the associated costs incurred.

Summary

Adaptability: Quick turnaround of bend iterations through MetLase laminate press-brake tooling

Fast Make: 2 engine sets delivered within 6 hours of geometry receipt

Delivery: Rapid delivery prevented estimated 2-3 month slippage of engine test programme

 

 

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