When a major aircraft engine manufacturer came to us with an unusual design, they weren’t even sure the part could be manufactured. It had a complex shape, it needed to be made with extreme precision from an exotic material.

Oberg’s engineering team crafted the solution. Working with the manufacturer, we designed a custom tooling solution that included unique, internal temperature controls. We also designed a custom stamping press and EDM process to develop prototype parts that performed perfectly. Since the component needed to be burr-free, our team developed specialized fixtures to smooth the parts using our proprietary MDP® technology. We then worked to prevent out-of-tolerance deviations by identifying and correcting dimensional changes through careful process monitoring. In short order, we delivered a customized process that allowed their unique part to be produced in volume.

The Results

The new custom components have been instrumental in helping our customer meet key performance goals in their new engine. With initial testing complete, the engine and its unique new part are in full production.

Project Overview

  • Processes: Engineering, tooling, stamping, wire EDM
  • Challenge: Produce a complex-shaped, high-precision part from exotic material
  • Solution: Custom tooling with unique, internal temperature controls; A custom stamping press and EDM process to develop prototypes; Specialized fixtures for burr-free parts using our proprietary MDP® technology; Process monitoring to identify and correct dimensional changes and prevent out-of-tolerance deviations