Bel Air develops mass finishing processes for customers in the aerospace industry. Below are examples of deburring aerospace components, super polishing turbine blades, & parts refurbishing using our vibratory tumblers, high-energy finishers, & drag finishers. We also developed processes for deburring and polishing blisks, brackets, compressor discs, & aircraft housings.
Jet Engine Compressor Blade Polishing
The customers goal was to establish the best way to match a micro tech surface finish to achieve a super or ultra polish of less than Ra 6 µin.
Compressor Blade Grinding
These compressor blades originally had contour machining lines removed by hand grinding. They also had to have the surface reduced from an Ra of 54 µin to an Ra of less than 10 µin.
Bel Air was able to automate this and get the surface to an Ra of 8 µin.
Deburring Engine Blade Stiffener Section
Belair was able to reduce the hand deburring of multiple geometric slots made into a thin material with multiple sizes and forms while maintaining tight tolerances.
Aircraft Hardware Polishing
Established a one step automatic process for deburring machined edges and imparting a cosmetic finish in a cellular environment.
High Volume Aircraft Hardware Polishing
Established more inexpensive high volume approach to a one step automatic process for deburring machined edges and imparting a cosmetic finish.