single-crystal turbine blade

single-crystal turbine blade

A high-temperature strength blade with no grain boundaries. It is manufactured by an advanced casting process that produces the blade from the crystal of metal.
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New technologies include a dual centrifugal compressor, cooled single-crystal turbine blades, effusion cooled combustor liner, and a dual-channel Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC).
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