Turbochrome's engineering department includes the production engineering, CAD, and metallurgy lab teams. In its five decades, the department has not only upheld excellence and best practice – It has also developed methods, materials and tooling proprietary and unique in the industry.
The department has been headed for the past 30 years by Mr. Motty Katz, our current day CEO, who is still actively involved in its operation and innovation.
Turbochrome employs all machining types – Manual, CNC and EDM at its facility. Our staff are qualified machinists, who undergo refreshment training and safety training periodically to maintain their skills and enhance their proficiency. As one of the most heavily relied upon skills in the industry of airfoil reconditioning, blending at Turbochrome is regarded as a fine art. We invest great time and effort in the proficiency of our blenders who are masters in their craft.
Turbochrome employs a variety of surface treatment technologies. Our coating capabilities include robotic plasma and HVOF as well as diffusion coating. The company has developed proprietary methods for metal coating, thereby improving on the general durability and the material characteristics of the layers.
Other surface treatments included in procedures we carry out are shot peening by different media, grit blasting and vibro-polishing.
Our work entails numerous metal joining technologies: TIG welding, spot welding, CNC electron beam welding, and high vacuum furnace brazing. Heat treatment processes include high vacuum, Argon and Hydrogen atmosphere.
Incoming and outgoing parts are subject to non-destructive testing, as part of the assessment for optimal treatment or as quality control, respectively. We employ a large variety of methods for testing and visualization: Laser CMM, FPI, Ultrasonic, Eddy Current and Digital X-Ray, among fan blade specialized means, such as frequency testing and comparative visual profiling of leading edge contour.