LSPT Featured in Wire Forming Technology International

Wire Forming Technology International Spring 2017 cover image red with white textLSP Technologies is featured in the Spring 2017 issue of Wire Forming Technology International (WFTI).

The article, Laser Peening System for Metal Fatigue Enhancement highlight’s LSPT’s new Procudo® 200 Laser Peening System, and recent expansion into the Chinese metal improvement market.

WFTI is a quarterly technical publication covering the manufacture of springs, wire formed parts, wire mesh and rebar products and the materials, tooling, machinery and control systems for making and using those parts.

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Webinar Highlight: Laser Peening vs. Shot Peening

Live Webinar Highlight from an Industry Expert

Shot peening has been used to enhance metal fatigue strength for decades.  The process imparts compressive residual stresses that inhibit surface crack initiation and propagation.  However for many high-value parts, the shallow compressive stresses generated by shot peening are insufficient to prevent metal failures and extend component service life.

Laser peening emerged as a solution to critical failures that shot peening can’t address.  Laser peening produces deeper, stronger compressive residual stresses, and provides fatigue life improvements many times greater than shot peening.

In addition to superior fatigue enhancement, laser peening provides many material and process benefits over shot peening.  This two-minute webinar highlight from Dr. David Sokol’s presentation on Laser Peening Parameters and Process Effects outlines several key advantages that laser peening provides over shot peening.

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Delivering Fatigue Enhancement Solutions Around the World

Metal improvement with laser peening is the world’s most powerful fatigue enhancement process. Laser peening strengthens critical parts where they need it most, and provides component service life extensions up to twenty times longer than shot peening.

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Sign for the Guangdong University of Technology

As manufacturers around the world seek superior part performance and reliability, LSP Technologies delivers comprehensive laser peening systems designed for efficient integration and high-volume processing.

A team of LSPT engineers recently travelled to Guangzhou, China to install a Procudo® 200 Laser Peening System at the Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT).  The Guangdong facility represents the first laser system in China engineered exclusively for laser peening. The modular cell infrastructure was installed in early April through the efforts of a coordinated team of LSPT experts and GDUT partners.

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Webinar Highlight: Laser Peening Applications

Laser peening provides enhanced fatigue strength and damage tolerance for critical components.  The beneficial compressive residual stresses generated by laser shock peening (LSP) far exceed the capabilities of shot peening for enhancing the fatigue strength of metals like titanium and steel.

This highlight from an LSPT live webinar (Laser Peening Parameters and Process Effects – March 2017) reveals some of the current applications where laser peening is applied to extend metal fatigue life.  LSP Technologies’ Director of Research Dr. David Sokol highlights laser peening applications across the aerospace, power generation, and manufacturing industries, while identifying the material enhancement benefits achieved with LSP.

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Webinar Highlight: Introduction to Laser Peening

Laser peening is a mechanical surface enhancement process for significantly improving metal fatigue strength. This highlight from an LSPT live webinar (Laser Peening Parameters and Process Effects – March 2017) provides an introduction to the laser peening process.

LSP Technologies’ Director of Research Dr. David Sokol explains how LSPT uses high-energy laser pulses to improve the fatigue life of metals and alloys.

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LSP Technologies Sells Laser Peening System for Metal Fatigue Enhancement to Aeronautical Research Center

Laser peening provides service life extensions through enhanced fatigue strength and damage tolerance, along with resistance to corrosion, cracking, and fretting.

ZAL TechCenter in Hamburg, Germany

ZAL TechCenter in Hamburg, Germany

LSP Technologies announces the sale of its state-of-the-art Procudo® Laser Peening System to the Center of Applied Aeronautical Research (ZAL) in Hamburg, Germany. The equipment will be delivered to the ZAL TechCenter facility in Hamburg during the 3rd quarter of 2017. Researchers at ZAL will use the laser peening system to study the surface enhancement applications of laser peening for their partners in the aviation industry.

“We are very excited about this new international partnership,” said Dr. Jeff Dulaney, President and CEO of LSP Technologies, Inc. “Laser peening is becoming the aviation industry standard for increasing fatigue strength and damage tolerance in titanium and steels, and LSPT’s Procudo® Laser Peening System is the most versatile machine available for component service life extension.”

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