Last week, readers continued to be most interested in the role Morgan Advanced Materials’ ceramic cores played in what is reportedly China’s first turbofan jet engine (Morgan’s Ceramic Cores Help Create Hollow Turbine Blades for China’s First Jet Engine): “The completion of China’s first turbofan jetliner engine has been achieved with the manufacturing support of Morgan Advanced Materials’ Technical Ceramics Business. Morgan has developed the ceramic cores that are essential for the creation of hollow air passages in the engine’s turbine blades. The CJ-1000A engine is being developed for China’s first passenger jet—the COMAC C919—which is due to be rolled out beginning in 2020. The new engine will replace the imported engines that were used during the airplane’s development.
“The engine design uses hollow turbine blades and vanes to reduce overall weight and provide internal cooling passages to prevent the blades overheating when in use. To achieve hollow blades with the required combination of light weight and robustness, ceramic cores are placed in the center of the mold during the casting of the components. Morgan Advanced Materials was commissioned to create these ceramic cores at its ceramic core manufacturing facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu.”
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