Rolls-Royce Barnoldswick Technical Visit   Fully Booked

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Technical visit
30 October 2019 18:30 - 20:00
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The tour of the Rolls-Royce Bankfield facility in Barnoldswick and brief introductory presentation will cover the modern design concepts of turbine blades and how that and their manufacture have changed over the years. In  addition quality control techniques, an insight into the future, and whether  carbon fibre and graphene are likely to have a role to play, will be covered.

The Bankfield  facility is a 19th Century ex cotton mill, which had its role changed to  manufacturing, for the war effort in 1941 by the Rover Car Company. In 1943  Rover transferred the development of the Jet Engine to Rolls-Royce (with Frank  Whittle and was signed over at a lunch in the Swan & Royal, Clitheroe) who  took over the Barnoldswick site.

The first engine  produced was known as the B23 (The B stood for Barnoldswick, another  tradition that remains in the RB series of engines), renamed later as the  Welland (Gloster Meteor).

The mid 1980’s saw Rolls-Royce develop and introduce the “Honeycomb” Hollow Fan Blade for the  Engine families RB211-524, RB211-535 & IAE V2500.

In 1995 the 2nd  generation of Hollow Fan Blades, the Trent Fan Blades entered service as part of the Trent 700 program. All of these continue to be exclusively manufactured  at Rolls-Royce Barnoldswick and its sister plant in Singapore.

When booking the event, various personal details (Name, Company, Nationality) will be required for security purposes. Therefore when booking, please create a separate booking for each attendee. Bookings after 9th October will be rejected.

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The Bankfield facility is a 19th Century ex cotton mill, which had its role changed to manufacturing, for the war effort in 1941 by the Rover Car Company.

Address

Rolls-Royce Bankfield Facility
Oak Terrace
Barnoldswick
BB18 6DZ
United Kingdom

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Murat Islam
United Kingdom
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Alternative contact Andrew Medd

Darwen, United Kingdom
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