DEK is your one-stop partner for high-quality products, we make on-demand machining & manufacturing easy and fast, from prototyping to end-part production.
DEK takes pride in producing the perfect 3D printed turbine blades for the most challenging applications.
We tested new turbine blade designs with completely revised and improved geometries, allowing them to endure high pressure and speed.
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Our advanced 3D printing technologies and materials help reduce the cost and increase the performance competitiveness in the production of turbine blades.
It creates new degrees of freedom in the design and manufacture of turbine blades and helps us push the limits of our products.
3D printing turbine blades with an increasingly precise focus are our primary object and lead to improved energy efficiency, drastically reduced lead times, and a high return on investment.
We are capable of delivering exceptional results while maintaining low-cost. Our commitment to 3D-print the best-in-class turbine blades win the trust of clients worldwide.
At DEK, we’re making SLA 3D printing faster, better, affordable, and more reliable. It’s all about precision and accuracy to produce turbine blades with typically less than 0.05 mm of tolerance. With the quality SLA can achieve, it’s useful for creating highly precise turbine blades with the smoothest surface finish.
Whether you’re producing small batches or mass-producing, SLS 3D printing is one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to 3D print high-quality turbine blades.
Its design-driven manufacturing allows you to produce complex geometries at any scale of production.
It’s one of our favorite 3D printing technologies thanks for its shorter lead times, excellent surface finishing, low porosity.
Our advanced MJF 3D printers use fine-grained materials that allow for ultra-thin layers and lead to an exceptionally smooth surface straight out of the printer.
Its capabilities are well-understood and it’s a much faster and affordable 3D printing solution than the majority of other printing technologies.
DEK prefers DLP over other 3D printing technologies when it comes to printing parts with better details, smoothness, and more geometrical freedom.
3D printing production-grade thermoplastics should build extremely durable, strong, and dimensionally stable parts.
FDM with the best accuracy and repeatability of any 3D printing technology allows the creation of highly complex and detailed turbine blades.
It’s one of the most powerful 3D printing technologies with accuracy as high as 0.1mm for smooth surfaces, thin walls, and complex geometries. It’s the only technology that supports materials ranging from rubber to rigid and transparent to opaque. It also enables us to jet multiple materials in a single print run.
It’s DEK’s well-known 3D printing technology for the printing of turbine blades.
It has the potential to serve technical sectors including aerospace, automobile, tooling, and biomedicine due to its demanding high-performance parts requirements.
The versatility of our SLM 3D printers means that they can work with a range of materials.
Before you, we have successfully manufactured 72M+ different parts.
Working with market leaders in the On-demand manufacturing industry, without the busyness and risk.
Our 3D Printing technology enables you to get turbine blades with integrated functionality. By increasing precision, lower turbine blade production costs and shorter lead times can be achieved.
In addition to increasing performance, we can reduce the development time by 75% and increase the lead times by 50%.
Reduced heating of the metal extends the service life of the turbine blades. It is also great for manufacturing turbine blades that feature high complexity and integrated channels.
DEK makes it possible to build prototypes with 3D printing directly from CAD data. Faster design optimizations and shorter development cycles become possible with our advanced 3D printing technology and expertise.
One of the biggest advantages of 3D printing is the ability to innovate the design of turbine blades. It helps improve the durability and strength of your custom turbine blades.
More than 75% of turbine blades we produce are delivered in under one week. Our customer-focused delivery options enable us to deliver your custom turbine blades within 7-10 days.
To DEK, Dr. Deming’s textbook remark is not a theory, but a practice we have been conducting every day. We use advanced production technologies and strict control systems to ensure high quality. More importantly, the quality-oriented attitude has been so entrenched in the mind of every single employee.
In DEK, we never stop improving the quality of our product. This is how we differentiate ourselves from the competition and is also why we can remain on top of the game for so many years.
Yes, we will analyze your 3D files and make recommendations suitable for 3D printing.
Yes, we can perform surface finishes such as sanding, polishing, and coloring on the 3D printed parts.
Yes, after printing the parts, if necessary, we can assemble them.
Generally within 1-3 days, depending on your requirements, such as quantity, material, surface finishing, etc.
The product will be wrapped with foam cotton to avoid bumps, and then placed in a reinforced 5-layer corrugated box.
For small-sized goods, we will deliver them directly to you via DHL, FedEx, UPS, TNT. It usually takes 3-7 days.
Their advanced solutions help me modify the design of my turbine blades and I've experienced immense satisfaction with their 3D printed turbine blade. With the incredible level of creativity and innovation, the experienced staff of engineers at DEK has proven to be one of the best.
The customer service they offer is by far the best along with the quality of their service. I have 5+ years of experience working with DEK and they never disappointed me. They always remain professional, consistent, responsive to my needs. I highly recommend DEK for anyone looking for quality.
3D printed turbine blades are a breakthrough success in the most challenging applications for the technology.
3D printing is enhancing production, prototyping, and maintenance in turbomachinery manufacturing.
It’s a good alternative to any other manufacturing technology for a wide range of turbine blades.
Its higher production efficiency, smaller carbon footprint, and no material waste make it the most suitable technology for manufacturing turbine blades.
In this article, you will learn everything related to 3D printing turbine blades and how it can cost-effectively produce them.
3D printed turbine blade is one of the complex parts in the machinery manufacturing industry, which is composed of blade body, tenon and blade crown.
A blade profile is a spatial surface formed by the basic blade profile according to a certain stacking law.
With 3D printed turbine blades, a wide range of inks can be utilized enabling a full range of printed functionalities.
It appears to be the perfect manufacturing method for the production of turbine blades.
You can adapt all the functionalities you’ve envisioned for in your turbine blades design and can perform reactivity in your process with 3D printing.
The accurate design of your turbine blades based on your technical documentation is one of the most critical steps of 3D printing.
3D printed turbine blades shorten the design cycle with great flexibility to quickly experiment and present more accurate models.
With a physical mock-up meticulously created down to the most exacting details, you can engage in the review process in a meaningful way that aligns your visions and reduce rework down the line.
3D printing allows the manufacturing and designing of more complex turbine blades than traditional manufacturing processes.
3D printing is cost-effective and suitable for manufacturing high-end turbine blades.
It has hardly any printing limitations giving freedom to design and print complex geometries.
It’s also ideal for both small and large-scale models, design verification, and short production runs.
3D printing is known to be the perfect technology for manufacturing turbine blades because of the following reasons:
With many materials and surface finishing options, 3D printing dominate the industry of manufacturing turbine blades featuring complex geometries.
3D printing technologies make sure that the materials and design elements of your turbine blades must be accurate enough to maintain high precision.
3D printing enables us to manufacture complex blade designs with completely revised and improved internal geometries.
3D printed turbine blades can endure hot temperatures, rotational forces, and high pressure of the turbine’s high-speed operation.
Moreover, 3D printing accelerates the manufacturing of turbine blades with increased efficiency and availability.
As the 3D printed turbine blades already reached the strength and effectiveness of current blades, it has also been shown to cut down manufacturing time by 35% and cost by 15-30%.
3D printing has become the potential key technology for manufacturing high-performance turbine blades.
It enables highly precise solutions to manufacture turbine blades from powdered high-performance materials.
The advantages of 3D printing technologies like the following are being leveraged more and more in the industrial environments:
High-efficient 3D printed turbine blades must withstand extreme conditions include high pressures, tremendous centrifugal forces, and high temperatures.
3D printing technologies like PolyJet revolutionized the development of turbine blades and offer potentials for refurbishment and spare parts on demand.
Recent advancements in 3D printing technologies enabled the involvement of multiple materials in the manufacturing processes.
Polycrystalline nickel superalloy is a key focus of 3D printing to produce turbine blades because of the following reasons:
Beyond that TiAI is 50% lighter than the nickel-based alloy used in traditional low-pressure turbine blades, and a blade made of this material could reduce the weight of the entire low-pressure turbine by 20%.
Polycrystalline nickel superalloy is critical to advancing the turbine blade market.
Furthermore, the latest 3D printing software can help optimize these materials to produce lightweight, topology-optimized, turbine blade core structures.
3D printing has many advantages; however, cost reduction is of key importance which includes the very low cost of manufacturing turbine blades.
Engineers and designers rely heavily on the manufacturing process to dictate the end design.
3D printing technologies enable you to make significant savings by lowering the costs of short production parts or prototypes.
The cost of 3D printing turbine blades is based on a series of factors including; volume and size, quantity and type of material used, time, and working technique.
The material used in the manufacturing of turbine blades influences the costs of 3D printing.
3D printing in a fully optimized manufacturing environment and can help reduce the following costs:
Conventional manufacturing processes inherit strict limitations on assembly rules, manufacturability, and overall feasibility.
On the other hand, 3D printing helps you step outside of design practices for the conventional manufacturing process without resulting in increased cost and labor.
Manufacturers perform accurate cost-effectiveness analysis to calculate costs of 3D printing turbine blades based on their experience and technology.
We are experts in producing high-performance turbine blades for high-temperature applications in turbomachinery.
DEK achieved a breakthrough with 3D printed turbine blades for applications where accuracy, surface finish, and the materials’ quality are of paramount importance to ensure operational performance of the service parts.
The following is what makes us the top 3D printed turbine blade manufacturer:
Moreover, we can accelerate the development of your turbine blades with increased efficiency and availability.
Our staff of engineers can optimize the turbine blades manufacturing process both structurally and hydrodynamically.
Hopefully, our work advances the effort to produce more durable, recyclable, and less expensive turbine blades.