Innovative manufacturing

Innovative manufacturing

Another field in which MTU has become a world leader is manufacturing techniques. In some manufacturing technology areas, Germany's leading engine manufacturer is the undisputed number one worldwide. Among the most important high-tech processes in use at MTU are laser caving, a technique used to produce contoured cooling air holes in high-pressure turbine airfoils, as well as adaptive milling, friction welding and precise electrochemical machining (PECM) for blisk production. Additive manufacturing processes, such as selective laser melting, a process that builds up components layer by layer, are beginning to play an increasingly important role.