MACEK POWER &

TURBOMACHINERY ENGINEERING

TEXAS REGISTERED ENGINEEERING FIRM F-9789

FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS, USA


  • ​​​​​​​STEAM TURBINE ROTOR BLADES
  • FLUID FILM THRUST BEARINGS
  • IMPELLERS
  • REVERSE ENGINEERING

MANUFACTURING

In 2015, Macek Power entered into the business of CNC (Computer Numeric Controlled) manufacturing via a subsidiary, RIMAC Precision Machining.  The manufacturing operation is tooled with one (`1) Haas VF-2SS vertical machining center with 4-axis capability driven by CAMWorks CAM software.  Supporting operations are a variety of other tooling including a myriad of tool holders and fixtures, horizontal band saw for cutting material stock,  granite surface plate for part inspection and quality assurance, and precision measuring tools, including a Faro Arm.


To date, completed manufacturing jobs include steam turbine blades, fluid film thrust bearings, and impellers.  Experience includes machining plain, alloy, and martensitic stainless steels, as well as aluminum alloys.  Plans for the future include addition of a CNC lathe to the shop.


EXAMPLE WORKS

MANUFACTURING FACILITY

View of the manufacturing facility, including Hass

VF-2SS vertical machining center

ROTOR BLADES

Impulse turbine rotor blades after shot peening of high stress regions

BLADE STOCK

Saw cut, heat treated stainless steel ready for rotor blade machinining

DUAL TAPER THRUST BEARING

Fixed geometry tapered land thrust bearing for steam turbine service

CAD MODEL

CAD model of redesigned impulse turbine blade manufactured because of repeated original design failures

INSPECTION

In process turbine blade manufacturing dimensional inspection

REVERSE ENGINEERING

Point cloud of low pressure turbine blade resulting from reverse engineering process for conversion to CAD/CAM model

IMPELLER

Centrifugal compressor impeller back plate milled for slot welding with cover plate

MACEK POWER IS YOUR ONE STOP SHOP

FOR STEAM TURBINE BLADES

THERE ARE FEW NON-OEM OPTIONS IN THE WORLD WHERE ONE CAN FIND STEAM TURBINE BLADE ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING CAPABILITY IN ONE PLACE.

COMMONLY, IT IS ONE OR THE OTHER.  MACEK POWER OFFERS THE CONVENIENCE AND VALUE OF BOTH IN A SINGLE SUPPLIER TO BUYERS OF STEAM TURBINE BLADES.