posted on Jun, 11 2018 @ 06:07 PM
a reply to: Zaphod58
Well, if anybody ever complains about jet engines and manufacturing issues you can point them to the below article.
If I ever complain about how long it is taking for bench lab tech to make it out into the real world, you can slap me upside the head with this
It is a detailed description of the manufacturing process for ceramic parts at their Advanced Blade Casting Facility. Starting from the method of wax
casting ceramics from ancient history, they go into detail about how they control the growth of the ceramic part to keep it a single crystal as they
cast it. Truly amazing stuff!
TheEngineer.co.uk - Jewel in the crown: Rolls-Royce’s single-crystal
turbine blade casting foundry
It is good news they found the issue before letting out the door! Who would have thunk making a jet engine was so complicated??