Automated optimization is becoming more and more common place in the turbomachinery industry today. What was once exclusively the domain of academics and high-end researchers, has become much more widespread today. The rise of optimization is directly related to ever increasing computer power available and the advent of new software tools to set it up. Virtually every category of turbomachinery has adopted it, at least to some degree. One can find many examples of advanced optimization in the open literature but more practical applications can add value to your product line in a very reasonable time and effort.