Jet engines  like the Trent XWB  are RollsRoycersquos signature product and that fact underscored its need to establish a custom investment casting operation for turbine disc blades

Jet engines - like the Trent XWB - are Rolls-Royce’s signature product, and that fact underscored its need to establish a custom investment casting operation for turbine disc blades.

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Stringent quality requirements and high compliance standards have prompted investment casting expansion programs totaling hundreds of millions in the past five years Alcoa’s flight plan F-35’s program Rolls-Royce fans and turbines

If you want to supply castings to aircraft builders and manufacturers of critical aerospace systems, including jet engines, you’re on your own. So demanding are the quality, performance, and reliability standards for those parts that the certification process can drag on for months, or longer. More than that, the demand is so great at the moment that the buyers have an even stronger bargaining position than they might otherwise hold. It makes sense that some of the most important supp

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