The jet engine is the power plant of today’s jet aircraft, producing the thrust that propels the aircraft. Gas turbines and jet engines also provide the power that fuels many of the aircraft’s other systems. That is why strong but lightweight, thermally stable components, such as corrosion-resistant seamless rolled ring forgings, are essential to the viability of any aircraft design.
How Jet Engines Are Made
Seamless rolled ring forgings’ roles in the aviation and aerospace industry are made in several configurations, from small parts to big and tall cylindrical pieces. The seamless rolled ring forging happens to be a key component when building critical parts such as gas turbines and jet engines. The gas turbine engine requires a large number of compressors and turbine blades. Many of these are made by forging in a wide range of temperature-resistant materials. Building and assembling these specific components of an aircraft’s jet engine takes no less than two years. After the design and testing period, it can take up to five years for each model to be launched.
More Forging Equals More Jet Engines
The parts in an aircraft are under almost constant stress from the high-velocity rotation, the constant change in the air pressure, and just the simple stress that is caused by the physics of flight. Since seamless rolled ring forgings work well in extreme temperatures, environments, and harsh weather conditions, this is one of the main reasons why the aviation industry uses these building blocks in major components of an aircraft.
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