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Waterjet Cutting of Inconel Lock Plates for the Gas Turbine Industry in Pennsylvania

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Inconel Lock Plate
Inconel Lock Plate

As part of our full range of machining expertise and knowledge, Schenke Tool Co. uses a waterjet cutting process to manufacture these lock plates for a client in the gas turbine industry. Working from a base of Inconel blanks, this is a one-pass waterjet cutting operation, cutting the 1.25" thick plate to its 4.5" x 3" dimensions as well as a precision 0.60" slot. Due to the precision requirements of the product and the waterjet cutting process, we carry out a first article inspection using micrometers, calpers, and gage blocks, to ensure the correct size and ±.001" taper tolerance.

Our typical order from our Pennsylvania client is from 20 - 400, which we fulfill within 2 - 3 weeks of receiving the 718 Inconel material. The pieces are shipped with a natural finish and used in our customer's gas turbine plant.

Inconel Lock Plates Specifications

Product Description
  • These inconel Lock Plates are used within a gas turbine application
Capabilities Applied/Processes Waterjet Cutting
  • Cut Plate in one Operation
  • Precision 0.60" Slot
  • First Article Inspection
    • Micrometers
    • Calipers
    • Gage Blocks
Overall Part Dimensions
  • Length: 4.50"
  • Width: 3.00"
  • Thickness: 1.25"
Tightest Tolerances
  • ±.001" Taper Tolerance
Material Used
  • 718 Inconel
Max Material Finish
  • Natural
Industry for Use
  • Gas Turbine
  • 20-400
Turn-Around Time
  • 2 to 3 Weeks After Receiving Material
Delivery Location
  • Pennsylvania
Standards Met
  • Customer supplied print
Product Name
  • Gas Turbine Lock Plates

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