Additive manufacturing is part of Turbomeca’s “Future Line” programme designed to improve its manufacturing capabilities.
Additive manufacturing is part of Turbomeca’s “Future Line” programme designed to improve its manufacturing capabilities.

The Bordes facility is one of the first of its kind to serial produce additive components for the aerospace propulsion industry in France, the company suggests.

Turbomeca’s Arrano test and production engines will now feature fuel injector nozzles made using selective laser melting (SLM) techniques and nickel-based super-alloy powder. The process will also be used to make Ardiden 3 combustor swirlers. 

One piece manufacturing

While traditional fuel-injector nozzles are made up from dozens of different pieces, the new Arrano component is made from one single piece of material and features advanced injection and cooling functions, the company says. 

AM is part of Turbomeca’s “Future Line” program designed to improve its manufacturing capabilities.