20th Low Plasticity Burnishing System Shipped for Commercial Aircraft Engine Application

Author:  The Shot Peener Staff
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 31, Issue 4, Fall 2017
Doc ID:  2017146
Year of Publication:  2017
Abstract:  
THE 20th TURNKEY production system for application of low plasticity burnishing (LPBĀ®) has been shipped from Cincinnati-based Lambda Technologies to Michigan, where it will be installed and used to improve the fatigue performance of commercial jet engine fan blades. This is the fourth complete set of LPB production machinery installed at this facility. Seven more production systems for commercial engines are expected to ship in the near future. The majority of these machines will process commercial engine blades or integrally bladed rotors/bladed disks. Lambda currently has equipment in the field processing both commercial and military jet engines, propeller bores, landing gear, LPB production systems serving other industries.


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