Turbine Nozzle & Bucket Manufacturing
At Hi-Tek Manufacturing, we know the importance of using nickel alloys for aerospace applications. Our fully-equipped, state-of-the-art machine shop produces precision CNC-machined components and assemblies for aviation, marine, and land-based applications.
AS 9100D Certification Including ISO 9001:2015
Fatigue and Corrosion of Turbine Blades and Buckets
Turbine blades and turbine buckets are also susceptible to material fatigue. Buckets, blades, and nozzles encounter high temperatures and extreme force from gas. Improved air cooling implemented in advanced gas turbine design can increase operational life by reducing the overall strain on materials. Incorporating more heat-resistant materials can reduce the thermal load borne by each part of the turbine.
Corrosion from the environment is also a pressing concern for modern turbine design. Oxidation of alloys in the path of gases can degrade turbine blades, vanes, and buckets, compromising their structural integrity. Most turbine blade and turbine bucket corrosion solutions involve chemically resistant coatings, modification, and super-alloys that require less cooling than regular alloys.
At Hi-Tek Manufacturing, we specialize in high-performance land and aviation turbine nozzle and turbine bucket manufacturing. Our high-tech facility features a 138,000square foot manufacturing space dedicated to the precision engineering of components. Every piece we make passes through several phases of quality assurance to guarantee a high-caliber product.
Modern-designed gas turbine blades and turbine buckets need to be capable of operation under extreme industrial stresses. We use state-of-the-art CAD/CAM systems to design our turbine nozzles, turbine blades, turbine buckets, and rotor systems. Our expert team of engineers has extensive experience in machine tooling and achieves a standard of precision and excellence unmatched in the industry.
We produce Stage 1, 2, 3, and 4 turbine blades from machining and processing to finishing and sales. Turbine buckets and turbine blades are an area of particular interest for our team, but we also make a wide range of other technical gas turbine components. We strive to outmatch our competition with superior craftsmanship.
What are the Benefits of Using Nickel-Based Alloys for Aerospace Applications?
Using nickel superalloys for aerospace and aviation applications provides advantages you won’t get with other alloy metals. Nickel combined with certain metals can create a high-temperature alloy with numerous beneficial properties, like resisting creep and other extreme conditions while offering reliable performance.
Creep is the tendency for individual components within larger systems to move and change position under the wear-and-tear from daily use and constant high pressures. Nickel alloys have extraordinary creep resistance and can also withstand extreme conditions or temperatures.
High Strength & Corrosion Resistence
Nickel alloys also have naturally high strength, which means they can withstand very intense pressure and situations due to the high oxidation resistance and corrosion resistance they possess. This high resistance makes virtually every nickel alloy well-suited for high-pressure operations where strength and durability are of the utmost importance.
Nickel Alloys are an Integral Part of Aerospace Industries and Applications
It's plain to see how important a nickel-based, high-temperature alloy can be for applications in the aviation, aerospace, and military industries. The beneficial properties of alloys also make them perfectly suited for creating air, land, and marine-based engine parts, gas turbines, and other applications.
At Hi-Tek Manufacturing, we know the importance of using nickel alloys for aerospace applications. Our fully-equipped, state-of-the-art machine shop produces precision CNC-machined components and assemblies for aviation, marine, and land-based applications. We also manufacture engine parts, gas turbines, and a high amount of nickel aerospace alloys. We handle every project with our 40+ years of skill and expertise to produce flawless components that can withstand the high stressors of the aerospace industry. Contact us for a quote today.
Hi-Tek Manufacturing uses various tools and methods to provide an ongoing effort to improve its products and processes. One such method used to provide Continuous Improvement is centered on the DMAIC process.
Process Capability Measurement
As the Hi-Tek quality team populates customer requirements, process capability is the assurance of the repeatability of each manufacturing operation.
The use of laser ablation technology allows us to precisely clear the thermal coating, a much more precise process than _____ preventing us from having to ship the part to another facility mid-process
Turbine Root Form Grinding
Turbine root form grinding improves the surface integrity of the jet engine turbine blades by applying less residual stress. A reduction in stress results in extended fatigue life, allowing ground turbine parts to run faster and for longer periods than milled or broached products.
Hi-Tek has a met lab staffed with engineers that has decades of experience. Tests that are typically performed in the lab include failure testing, corrosion testing, chemical analysis, weld testing, and metallography
The sinker EDM process is largely used to create complex cavity shapes in tool and die applications. Such applications include metal stamping dies and plastic injection molds
Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
Many aerospace components produced by Hi-Tek require TIG welding. Multiple TIG welding stations are maintained and staffed by fully trained and certified welders using industrial certified equipment. In addition to Nadcap certification, Hi-Tek's TIG welding and weld repair if fully certified/approved by all of its aerospace prime customers.
Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection (FPI)
Hi-Tek maintains two full time Level III FPI inspectors that operate state-of-the-art equipment to ensure quality and compliance to specifications, drawings, and models
Fast Hole EDM
Electrical discharge machining, or EDM, is a reductive process that eliminates the need for a traditional tool head and all of the problems that come with it.
Vertical Cylindrical Grinding
HI-Tek has Cylindrical Grinding capabilities for parts as tall as 42", outside diameters up to 42". The X-Axis and Y-Axis have 36"x 36" travel with linear glass scales in all axes. The T-slot table is 36" in diameter, and the fully enclosed machine uses a single point dresser on the OD/ID grinding spindle.
Creep Feed Grinding
Our 10-continuous dress creep feed grinding machines utilized open structured wheels and robust coolant delivery systems to accurately and effectively remove super alloy material across complicated geometries found on fir tree / dovetail shapes as well as other surfaces.
Hi-Tek has many 3 & 4 Axis Vertical Milling machines and 5-Axis Vertical & Horizontal Milling machines