As the improved engine performance levels and efficiencies required in the new generation of aero-engines and land-based gas turbine engines spreads through the industry, demand for increasingly complex turbine blades, including airfoil, root geometries, and shaped cooling holes with tighter tolerances and accuracies will continue to rise. Pairing our RLU (Robot Load/Unload) system along with one of our SAAM (Stand Alone Automated Measurement) solutions or MVi5 3D Metrology Centers brings advanced, high precision 3D industrial metrology capabilities to a variety of manufacturing processes. Our Near Line Inspection System (NLIS) is the quick and easy way to integrate fully automated 3D metrology directly into the turbine blade cooling hole production processes of your company.
Our 3D Metrology Systems use advanced 3D scanning and measurement technologies to inspect both straight and shaped cooling holes along with leading edge surface roughness, blade root geometry, airfoil characteristics and detection of surface defects to improve blade performance. Examples of these inspection and measurement tasks are shown in more detail on our 3D Metrology Services – Aerospace – Turbine Blade Inspection page.