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In today’s Aerospace industry, materials and production technology are continuing to change at a rapid pace. Along with aluminum alloys, the use of hard-to-cut materials such as Titanium and Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) has increased due to the lightweight demands of the industry. Ingersoll works closely with customers, delivering tooling which meets the rigid requirements for high safety standards and technical reliability.

Ingersoll is developing new grades and tooling that specialize in machining hard-to-cut materials. These tools are now reaching much higher speed & feed rates. Along with dramatic increases in available horsepower, they deliver consistent results and longer tool life. As demand for high speed and feed tools has increased to improve productivity, Ingersoll works closely with aerospace component manufacturers to further develop its highly productive cutting tools.

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Casing
Cases, mounted on the exterior of the aircraft engines, protect and support the parts required for combustion. Accordingly, they need to be made from the materials that can stand rapid temperature change and that can reduce weight of an engine.
Titanium alloys and stainless alloys are often used for parts that go into compressors installed on on the cold section of the engine, while Inconel and nickel-based super alloys are often used for combustion chamber and turbine parts in the hot section of the engine.

Form-Master Cera
Blade & Blisk
Turbine blades resemble fan blades and are susceptible to considerable heat inside the aircraft engine. The blades are made of super heat-resistant alloys that contain chrome, aluminum, cobalt, and many more materials that can withstand high stress levels and temperatures beyond 700ºC.
A Blisk is a single engine component comprising a rotor disc and blades. It is both integrally cast and machined from a solid piece of material or it is made by welding individual blades to the rotor disc.
Frame
Frame components make up the basic structure of the aircraft. Titanium alloys and aluminum are often used due to their exceptionally high strength-to-weight ratio. Each of these material groups bring their own unique challenges and Ingersoll has optimized cutting tool solutions for both.

Diffuser
The Diffuser is the part of a jet engine that conducts air intake. This is the space between the mouth of the engine and the first set of blades on the compressor.
The cross-sectional area increases as the space gets closer
to the compressor, so the flow velocity is decreased and pressure is increased. This aids the compressor and begins the process of adding energy to the airflow.
Landing Gear
The Landing Gear is used during landing, takeoff, and taxiing. It supports the aircraft weight and performs as a shock absorber. The nose landing gear includes a steering system and the main landing gear, that is installed on the lower left and right of center area of an aircraft, supports 90% of the aircraft weight.