22 Jun '12, 1am

Rolls-Royce blade facility to create 150 UK jobs!

Rolls-Royce has begun construction of a state of the art advanced blade casting facility in Rotherham. The new facility will manufacture high technology single crystal turbine blades for large civil aero engines and will create 150 jobs. The facility is expected to produce its first blades in late 2014 and will be capable of manufacturing 100,000 blades a year when fully operational. Each blade will be cast to form a single crystal of super alloy, making it extremely strong and able to resist the intense heat inside a jet engine. Operating in temperatures up to 200° above the melting point of their alloy and sitting in a disc that rotates at more than 12,000 rpm, the centrifugal force exerted on a blade is equivalent to the weight of a London bus. According to Rolls-Royce, the 14,000m2 facility will be one of the most advanced blade casting facilities in the world, featuri...

Full article: http://www.eurekamagazine.co.uk/article/43210/Rolls-Royce...

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