Development of additive layer manufacturing (ALM) has not only been limited to small and intricate components. Rolls-Royce have pioneered the development of larger significant parts and associated technologies for structural engine components.
The front bearing housing is the largest aero engine structure to fly, incorporating ALM components, in the world-to-date (Nov 2015).
This project has provided a key step in developing the industrial viability of ALM processes and has established a vital body of knowledge to inform and shape the next steps of this journey
Neil Mantle, Head of Additive Layer Manufacturing Centre of Competence, Rolls-Royce
Benefits to the Client
Continuous improvements made to technology platform in conjunction with integrated project team
Images courtesy of Rolls-Royce Plc 2015