How are jet engine components made from superalloys?

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How do materials scientists process strong, deformation-resistant blades for gas turbine engines? What developments have there been in the field since the 1970s?

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Re: How are jet engine components made from superalloys?
« Reply #1 on: 21/04/2013 15:36:28 »
HIP (hot isostatic pressing) is commonly used with superalloys.
From Wikipedia: (HIP) is a manufacturing process used to reduce the porosity of metals and increase the density of many ceramic materials. This improves the material's mechanical properties and workability.
And here's an informative video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsnzgsEXT_A