Customer case: Vane attenuator
In discussions with the customer, it emerged that they had encountered challenges in production of vane attenuators. The production process included sheet cutting, drilling, welding, and machining. Complicating things further, they were using a wide range of materials.
Investment casting offers a possibility to simplify the production process and reduce the consumption of materials and supplies. With this component our design department worked closely with the customer to achieve excellent performance for the assembly.
After prototypes and 0-series, production was expanded further, to vane attenuators of several sizes. Most of the product family could be completed by casting without machining. Two of the largest sizes are machined from castings.
By switching production method, the customer reduced the parts requirements for the vane attenuators, simplified the phases of production, and reduced the consumption of materials and supplies.