News & Events

April 28, 2010
Series production of lightweight, high temperature-resistant turbine blades made from titanium aluminide, a new material


The partnership between Access, a private research centre at the University of Aachen, and TITAL GmbH, the specialist investment casting company based in Bestwig, has taken a major step forward. Wednesday, 28 April is the date set for the commissioning of a new melting and casting plant for production of blades made of titanium aluminide in Aachen.
Series production of these turbine parts (overall size, or edge length, ranging up to 300 mm) is planned to go ahead in 2013.
Representatives of leading European turbine manufacturers and their suppliers, as well as Dr. Jens Baganz, North Rhine-Westphalia’s Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economy, Medium-sized Business and Energy, will be attending the opening of the new plant.