The TP Sleeve is a major component of the Transition Piece. It is located on the forward end of the TP. It is used to position and fastens the TP on the engine body.
The Sleeve is made from a special raw material that requires several machines and equipment to produce. During the manufacturing process, the part must meet a few specific criteria which are carefully monitored by Aero Space Power’s highly qualified operators.
During the manufacturing process, the raw sheet metal goes through a rolling process to form the ring shape. Then the part is TIG welded, calibrated, and stretched to obtain its final shape. To avoid any signs on the final product, the part is thoroughly checked by inspectors using a fluorescent penetrant.