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Pietro Rosa TBM partners with Rolls-Royce

July 2014 - Pietro Rosa TBM, a leading manufacturer of compressor airfoils for jet engines and complex aero - structural components, has signed a long term contract with Rolls-Royce plc for the production of a new concept airfoil for the Trent XWB engine.

Left to right: Chris J. Cholerton, Executive Vice President Compressor Components (Rolls-Royce plc), ...

Left to right: Chris J. Cholerton, Executive Vice President Compressor Components (Rolls-Royce plc), Mauro Fioretti, Chief Executive Officer (Pietro Rosa TBM)

This contract is the result of more than three years research and development joint effort between Pietro Rosa TBM R&D team and Rolls-Royce advanced manufacturing team. “This was an incredible R&D exercise, the goal of which was to find smart and affordable engineering solutions to improve weight and aerodynamic performances of the component for higher efficiency and reduced cost.

Our engineering team stretched from a new concept design to a sophisticated integration of diverse metal forming, machining and joining technologies,“ reports Andrea Maurizio, Head of R&D of Pietro Rosa TBM. “This agreement represents the fulfillment of Pietro Rosa TBM mission to be a reliable partner for technology improvement on compressor airfoils and equally it represents the highest form of recognition for the strong commitment we place in providing full spectrum support to our partner customers.

The entire workforce is honored to have successfully developed new concept hardware for the future and to see it through to production and thus feels privileged to contribute to what’s claimed as the world’s most efficient Aero Gas turbine engine. We look forward this to being the beginning of a new era for Pietro Rosa TBM where R&D skills, together with our ability to partner with OEMs, are key to attract new high-tech aero business,” says Mauro Fioretti, CEO of Pietro Rosa TBM.

Pietro Rosa TBM prides itself for its 126 years competence in hot forming technologies and having evolved into an engineering and manufacturing company devoted to technology improvement and to longstanding customer satisfaction. Today, Pietro Rosa TBM systematically invests a consistent proportion of its annual sales in innovation to keep the leadership on the cutting edge of core technology to support partner OEMs in strategic markets such as Aerospace, Energy, Power Generation and Marine, from R&D to production of high complexity products.

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