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Materials Matter: Choosing the Right Alloy for Investment Casting
January 30th, 2024
Investment casting works well for complex parts with fine features. Being near-net shape, it minimizes secondary machining, which can lower costs and reduce lead time. It’s not ideal for all metal alloys though. This blog discusses what’s involved in choosing
Future Developments in Hydraulic Orbital Motors
January 18th, 2024
Hydraulic orbital motors are the answer for mobile and industrial applications that need high torque at low speed in a small space. In direct drive applications they save the weight and expense of a gearbox or transmission, they’re also robust,
Impro’s 2023 Milestones
January 9th, 2024
Impro Aerotek Won Honeywell Aero 2022 Collaboration Award On Feb. 2, 2023, Impro Aerotek Limited (IMAW) won the “Collaboration Award” at the Honeywell Online Supplier Summit for outstanding performance in the rapid ramp-up of a complex thin-wall casting, while also
Choosing the Right Material for Swiss Screw Machining
December 5th, 2023
Swiss screw machining is valued for its ability to produce complex parts while driving down individual piece costs. This blog explores how material selection contributes to that goal, while helping meet design objectives. Parts Produced by Swiss Screw Machining Swiss-style
Introduction to Air Flow Test in Precision Parts Manufacturing
November 14th, 2023
Mass air flow measurement provides a functional test of precision machined parts like those used in gas turbine engines. It’s important for minimizing temperature variations and vibration, preventing overheating and maximizing efficiency. Impro Aerotek produces and repairs the highly engineered
Advantages of Sand Casting for Exhaust Manifolds
November 7th, 2023
The list of processes for making exhaust manifolds includes several casting technologies. Selecting the optimal one entails considering quantities required, the physical size of the manifold, geometric requirements, details of the application, service life, and of course cost. In most
Applications of Swiss Screw Machining in Various Industries
October 24th, 2023
Switzerland is famous for high quality watches, and tiny, high-precision screws contribute to their success. Today, though, the machine tool technology developed to make these intricate parts is used to produce a host of other items too. This blog explores
Maintenance and Repair of Gas Turbine Nozzle Assemblies
October 17th, 2023
Nozzle assembly components don’t last long in the challenging environment inside a gas turbine engine. Thermal cycling causes fatigue, high temperatures cause creep, and corrosive gasses erode precisely machined surfaces. If not monitored closely and inspected regularly parts can fail
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