Bulb (Form) Tools
SGS developed tooling and processes used on next generation turbo fan engines. The fan disc slot form tool (bulb tool) is used to machine the finished slot form.
Here are the benefits of using our bulb tool.
- Process cycle time reduction.
- Finishing tool life increase from 1 disc to 12 discs.
- Tools recycled reducing consumable costs massively. Up to 9 tools from one blank.
- Surface finish improvement.
- Lighter cutting process reduces strain on machine platform.
- Slot form is more accurate as finishing tools are made to +/- 10 microns.