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Airfoil Polishing

Small machined blade and vane finishing

Small compressor blades and vanes are typically machined to the right profile (to upper tolerance band) and to an approximate Ra 0.8 µm surface roughness.

Flexmill’s solutions can be used for polishing airfoil surfaces, edges, platforms and platform radiuses of parts to a surface roughness or Ra 0.4 µm or less.

Typically, abrasive belts and disks are used for the polishing process. As finished parts are typically manufactured from titanium and nickel-based super-alloys, it is recommended to use a wet polishing process with coolant fluid.. The use of coolant fluid improves the polishing result and the life-time of polishing media can be extended.

Flexmill’s patented fully automatic belt media exchange system improves the autonomy of the system and unmanned production times of up to 24 hours can be achieved (if manufacturing cell is equipped with automatic part loading / unloading).

A) Fan section

B) Compressor section

– Low pressure compressor (LPC) blades

– Intermediate pressure compressor (IPC) blades

– High pressure compressor (HPC) blades

C) Combustion section

D) Turbine section

Product Examples

The modular Flexmill concept is applicable to parts of different shapes and sizes
made of a variety of materials. Our solutions run small series and even single piece
manufacturing with the speed and accuracy of mass production.

Compact robotic solutions for grinding, linishing and polishing processes.

Flexmill’s S-series robot solutions provide real production freedom to small part manufacturing. The S-series is a compact system and is perfectly suited for the demands of handling and finishing complicated shapes with the highest precision, quality and flexibility.

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Robotic solutions for midsize parts grinding, linishing and polishing processes.

Flexmill’s M-series robot solutions are designed for midsize part manufacturing. The M-series is perfectly suited for the demands of handling and finishing complicated shapes with the highest precision, quality and flexibility.

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Robotic solution for large parts grinding, linishing and polishing process

Flexmill’s L-series robot solutions are fully automated flexible systems for deburring, grinding, linishing and polishing complicated parts and surfaces with high precision and quality.

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All Applications

Fan Blade
Finishing

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Turbine Blade
Finishing

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Airfoil
Polishing

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Blisk
Polishing

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Finishing of casings and
structures

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Gear
Chamfering

Unique solution for high mix production

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Marine
Propellers

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Weld
Grinding

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Trace marking and verification

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