Dimensional Inspection of Turbine Blades

Turbine blades and airfoils machining demands on precision. They are used in a diverse range of aviation, aerospace and energy applications where product quality will affect productivity. Therefore, precise quality checks have to be done to deliver a viable product. Contoured foils can be inspected using our Hexagon Absolute Arm with InnovMetric PolyWorks software.

Below shows the output scan of a fan blade using InnovMetric PolyWorks software.

  • Dimensions of the part can be measured instantly by probing of points
  • Areas needing correction can be easily identified using the deviation analysis feature
  • Scanned work pieces can also be inspected with GD&T requirements
  • CAD data can be generated from the scanned data using reverse engineering process

Airfoil Gauge Module
InnovMetric Polyworks

The Airfoil gauge module in InnovMetric PolyWorks allows parameters of airfoil cross sections to be calculated automatically.

With flexible measurement setups, you can perform fast evaluations in real-time and in actual production environments using the Hexagon Absolute Arm.

 Applications of Absolute Arm include:

  • Quality control manufacturing processes
  • Reverse engineering
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Large scale inspections
  • Inspection of freeform and complex parts

Various Portable CMM solutions catering to different applications include: