Machining Turbine Blades - Best Practices
Mitsui Seiki USA Inc. opened a Turbine Technology Center in 2012 in culmination of the company’s decades of experience in developing manufacturing technology dedicated to hard metal machining and the nuances of machining blades for aerospace and power generation applications. Since the Turbine Center opened, the research and development team has acquired an even greater depth and understanding of the best practices of blade machining. Mr. Walker will share the latest findings. Persons attending this presentation will learn about the current technical challenges in blade machining. How the challenges can be overcome via manufacturing technology – the machine tool requirements, tooling solutions matched to the materials, and optimal programming methods to generate these complex forms. Mr. Walker will also address the market forces at work in the aerospace and power generation markets, which makes the know-how to produce these blades even more compelling today.
DATE: Monday, September 8 from 3:15 PM - 4:10 PM ROOM: W-192A
Mitsui Seiki USA Inc.
Mr. Walker, President of Mitsui Seiki USA Inc. has more than 30 years experience in machine tool design, engineering, technical sales, and marketing. He started with Mitsui Seiki in 1991 following a decade at Okuma Corporation and Pratt & Whitney Machine Tools. Mr. Walker holds an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BS in mechanical and aeronautical engineering from Wentworth Institute/Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition to his notable professional accomplishments and passion for manufacturing, Mr. Walker is also engaged in other interesting activities. He is a certified scuba diving instructor. He plays guitar, banjo, and piano proficiently. His songs have been used in motion pictures, and he is a professional fine artist with paintings on permanent display at a New York City gallery. He also recently established a vineyard in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts.