Grinding of Silicon Nitride Turbine Blade Shapes.
Final rept. Nov 75-May 76,
NORTON CO WORCESTER MASS INDUSTRIAL CERAMICS DIV
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The objectives of this research program were to develop machining techniques which could be used to grind a small, one piece gas turbine rotor out of a fully densified silicon nitride blank. Metal bonded diamond cup wheels and mounted points were used to drive abrasive slurries in accomplishing the machining. A few sample blades of fair quality were machined using the mounted point system, but the stock removal rate was found to be too low to be commercially feasible. Author
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines