Accession Number:

ADA482022

Title:

Inconel 713 Turbine Nozzle

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL CENTER FOR DEFENSE MANUFACTURING AND MACHINING LATROBE PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-04-18

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

Technical Directions Inc. TDI in Ortonville, Michigan, was commissioned to produce a small jet engine for the Loitering Attack Missile LAM. This system is currently being reviewed by the Army at Redstone Arsenal for use in the NLOS-LS Non-Line of Site Launch System system. TDI in turn enlisted Extreme Precision Screw Products of Flint, Michigan, to machine key engine components. The high-temperature materials used in jet engines present machining challenges that include limited metal removal rates and frequent tool failure. For a turbine nozzle made of Inconel 713 nickel-base alloy, Extreme Precision sought ways to increase productivity in drilling and turning operations and also overcome problems encountered when using taps to thread small-diameter holes.

Subject Categories:

  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Machinery and Tools
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE