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Advancing rocket propulsion through Additive Manufacturing, novel surface finishing technologies and public-private partnerships

Whilst Additive Manufacturing is undoubtedly having a huge impact on the design and manufacture of rocket propulsion systems, most notably combustion chambers and nozzles, the Achilles’ heel of all AM process is currently as-built surface finish.


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Gear Repair for Helicopters and Wind Turbines via Isotropic Superfinishing

The wind turbine, aerospace, and helicopter gear industries recognize the importance of surface finish and surface texture for maximizing component and system performance.

Gear Repair for Helicopters and Wind Turbines via Isotropic Superfinishing

Technical Papers

Impact of Isotropic Superfinishing on Contact and Bending Fatigue of Carburized Steel

An Isotropic Superfinish (ISF) is produced by a patented chemically accelerated vibratory finishing process using non-abrasive media that is capable of surface finishing hundreds of parts per hour.

Technical Papers

Chemically Accelerated Vibratory Finishing for the Elimination of Wear and Pitting of Alloy Steel Gears

Chemically Accelerated Vibratory Finishing is capable of refining hundreds of gears per hour to a superfinished isotropic condition.

Technical Papers

Isotropic Finishing of Helicopter and Turboprop Gearbox Components

The traditional finishing techniques for engineered gearbox surfaces include but are not limited to hob shaving, gear grinding and honing.

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