Combination Machining

Our outstanding success within the industry is due in part our foresight in understanding that the different processes are more often complimentary rather than competing, leading to the development of both single process machines and latterly single machines that use a combination of processes.

The concept of a “Combination Machine”, incorporating for example both High Speed Drilling EDM and Laser Ablation, provides the perfect solution to machining operations on today’s HP turbine blades and vanes. This unique solution, pioneered by Winbro Group Technologies, first removes the Thermal Barrier Coating (TBC) and the adjoining bond coating at the hole location using laser ablation. This exposes the parent material allowing the hole to be drilled using the High Speed Drilling EDM process.

Series 800 Combination Machining System