The requirements placed on energy generation systems which use gas turbines are constantly rising. Efficiency, reliability, environmental compatibility and profitability are increasingly in demand. In order to increase the efficiency of a gas turbine, it has to run at higher pressures and temperatures. As far as this aspect is concerned, gas turbines today already operate at around 1,500 degrees Celsius.
The individual components, such as turbine blades, are exposed to very high thermal and mechanical stresses. The proportion of extremely resistant materials used is greatly increasing. Stainless materials and high temperature alloys are a real challenge for the machining industry.
The energy specialists at Walter have many years of experience in the sector and, using the tools of our competence brands Walter, Walter Titex and Walter Prototyp, develop suitable and cost-effective machining solutions.