Fraunhofer IPT’s Angela Niedermeyer, Thomas Vollmer, Prof. Dr Robert Schmitt and Access eV’s Dr Matthias Bünck examine the novel process route for the manufacturing of TiAl turbine blades in order to enable material-efficient serial production.
High performance inter-metallic alloys based on titanium and aluminium (TiAl) have been attracting interest among aircraft engine manufacturers for some time. In aircraft manufacturing, lightweight materials always have been of great importance. Today, this issue has gained even more importance, not least in regard to the environmental goals set in Flightpath 2050, namely a 75% reduction in CO2 emissions and a 90% reduction in NOx. In this regard, a decrease of the aircraft thrust-to-weight ratio is desirable, which can beContinue reading