TEI’s Additive Manufacturing Factory was Inaugurated by the President of Defence Industries

Tarih: Issue 87 - December 2018

President of Defence Industries Prof. İsmail DEMİR, Vice President of Defence Industries Serdar DEMİREL, Vice President of Defence Industries Dr. Celal Sami TÜFEKÇİ and the accompanying delegation visited TEI’s Eskişehir premises and launched TEI’s Additive Manufacturing Factory. 

After the initial briefing given by TEI - TUSAS Engine Industries, Inc. President & CEO Prof. Mahmut F. AKŞİT a tour of the facilities was given to the attendees. The PD170 turbo diesel engine which will power the ANKA UAV platform was examined on-site as well as the Additive Manufacturing Factory which was inaugurated by the president as well.  Speaking at the opening ceremony, TEI President & CEO Mahmut AKŞİT said, “The utilization of additive manufacturing has been increasing in aerospace and defence technologies due to the many advantages of additive manufacturing both in terms of production and design. To this end, major aerospace companies that manufacture globally known products, have been allocating high research budgets to additive manufacturing and developing projects in order to produce key components which are used in conventional manufacturing production techniques. To keep up with cutting-edge technology, the Presidency of Defence Industries has initiated programs such as YAKUT, ELEKTRON and ATOM in the past years to gain momentum. We also completed the required activities benefiting from this support, concurrently with the leading engine companies in the world and launched this technology in the production of our unique engines”. 

President of Defence Industries Prof. İsmail DEMİR noted that these types of projects were the invisible part of the Presidency of Defence Industries and that they provided support to the defence industry with many projects that commonly do not stand out, similar to these. 

Following the opening ceremony, the test field of the TS1400 Turbo Shaft Engine that will power the T625 helicopter was visited and the core engine was tested.

This engine will be the engine of Turkey’s first unique helicopter.  It will have a maximum take-off power at sea level of 1400shp and its maximum single engine power at sea level of 1660shp (30 sec). While the turbo shaft engine will be operating in a way to fulfill these power criteria, it will also fulfill the conditions of a 20,000ft service ceiling and a 23,000rpm shaft exit velocity.