For jet engine and power generation turbine blades up to 1.4 meters long, GF MACHINING SOLUTIONS' Liechti Turbomill 1400 g mill/turn machine produces high-quality finished part surfaces that require minimal polishing and less benchwork than those processed on general-application CNC machines. To provide fast, cost-efficient production, the Turbomill 1400 g clamps blades at each end and rotates them between centers for heavy-duty roughing and dynamic finishing of complex airfoil contours, root forms, and shrouds.
While most machine tools boast significant acceleration/deceleration rates in simple, straight-line machine movements, the Turbomill 1400 g delivers 1-g acceleration/deceleration rates for three-dimensional machining paths. Such speeds generate significant force – strong enough to topple the machine if not securely anchored to the shop floor. The Turbomill 1400 g uses its large size, weight, and rigidity to counter these forces.