Turbomachinery Manufacturing

 

 

Value-Added Manufacturing Solutions

Concepts NREC’s manufacturing capabilities extend far beyond simply cutting metal. Our highly skilled machinists are backed by experienced design engineers with diverse technical backgrounds and software engineers who have produced industry-leading CAE and CAM programs. This broad expertise enables us to suggest more efficient manufacturing methods, materials, processes, and designs that meet customer needs while lowering their production costs.

Concepts NREC’s state-of-the-art manufacturing center features 3- and 5-axis milling machines, horizontal and vertical numerical controlled lathes, and high-end inspection equipment. Our specialty is delivering prototypes and short production runs of our clients’ most challenging turbomachinery parts.

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Capabilities

Concepts NREC’s manufacturing capabilities extend far beyond simply cutting metal. Our highly skilled machinists are backed by experienced design engineers with diverse technical backgrounds and software engineers who have produced industry leading CAE and CAM programs. This broad expertise enables us to suggest more efficient manufacturing methods, materials, processes, and designs that meet customer needs while lowering their production costs.

  • 5-axis machining of blades, blisks, inducers, propellers, impellers, and other turbomachinery parts
  • Component assembly
  • Concurrent manufacturing/engineering
  • Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) inspection
  • Dynamic balancing and modal analysis
  • Inspection and testing to validate integrity and performance
  • Machining complex shrouded (enclosed) impellers for pumps and compressors
  • Prototypes and shorter production runs
  • Reverse engineering of obsolete parts

Capabilities

Concepts NREC’s manufacturing capabilities extend far beyond simply cutting metal. Our highly skilled machinists are backed by experienced design engineers with diverse technical backgrounds and software engineers who have produced industry-leading CAE and CAM programs. This broad expertise enables us to suggest more efficient manufacturing methods, materials, processes, and designs that meet customer needs while lowering their production costs.

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Proven Expertise

The full power and benefit of our turbomachinery design & manufacturing software suite is realized when the various modules are used together. The suite seamlessly transfers information between modules with the click of a button, saving time and eliminating the possibility of transfer errors. It also facilitates easy transfer at any step of the process to all major CAD formats and other third-party CFD and FEA packages.
 
Final designs can then be easily imported into our industry-leading CAM software, MAX-PAC, to create efficient 5-axis machining solutions.
 
Our integrated design and manufacturing software tools provide designers with a cost-effective, concurrent development approach that balances issues of performance, reliability, cost-effectiveness, and manufacturability.
 
 
 

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Your Trusted Partner

  • Our design and manufacturing capabilities make us the first choice for many of the world’s leading manufacturers.
  • Large OEMs trust us to concurrently engineer/manufacture the blisks and vanes for their newest product designs.
  • International pump companies rely on us for our consistent quality and timeliness with their shrouded (enclosed) impellers.
  • Users across a broad spectrum of industries leverage our expertise to reverse engineer obsolete turbomachinery parts.
  • Early-stage start-ups work with us to build and improve their prototypes.

Agile Products Support (APS)

APS is Concepts NREC’s software maintenance and support program that elevates us from just a software provider to a valued partner. 

An APS subscription is included with all annual licenses and is a highly-recommended option for perpetual software licenses. Every software customer is supported for one month following purchase for any installation questions that may arise. Learn more on the Agile Products Support Membership Benefits Datasheet

  • Free software updates
  • One business day response times
  • Expert technical assistance
  • Major discounts on software workshops
  • Discounted professional development course
  • Annual balloting system for development planning
  • Annual Meetings

Manufacturing Brochure

We are the only company in the world whose in-house capabilities span the entire process - from conceptual design through manufacturing, testing, and installation. This unique perspective creates powerful synergies that drive innovation across our entire offering. Our clients benefit from having a trusted partner who can see the big picture and provide valuable insights that save them time and money.

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