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How are turbine and compressor blades (for a jet engine) produced/manufactured?

| July 22, 2011

I thought that the wings of a plane itself would be made from shaping metal sheets, with internal supports providing the structure, but the airfoil blades (rotors) within the engine must be much stronger, and so how are they made? I thought about large CNC mills/lathes, cutting a block of steel/aluminium (whatever) into shape, but […]