Optimizing Laser Peening for High-Repetition-Rate Applications

Laser shock peening (LSP) has revolutionized surface enhancement, achieving new benchmarks in metal fatigue resistance and failure prevention. The laser peening process uses high-energy pulses to produce powerful shockwaves on the surface of metal components. These mechanical shockwaves plastically deform the material, producing compressive residual stresses that reach depths previously unachievable with peening and rolling technologies.

As laser peening gained adoption with gas and steam turbine manufacturers, aerospace and power generation customers have saved millions of dollars by achieving longer service lifetimes, reduced component failures, decreased inspection requirements and reduced maintenance costs. These performance benefits validate laser peening as a cost-saving industrial application to prevent part failure caused by fatigue cracking, stress corrosion cracking, or foreign object damage. Continue reading


Laser Peening Profile: Five Questions for LSPT Quality Manager Brian Brown

LSP Technologies Quality Manager Brian Brown seated in his office

Brian Brown – LSPT Quality Manager

Brian Brown has been with LSP Technologies since 2005, overseeing the organization’s AS9100/ISO9001 Quality Management System.

What attracted you to a career in quality management with LSP Technologies?

I studied Ceramics Engineering at The Ohio State University, and I was ultimately drawn to process engineering as it relates to materials science. I enjoy optimizing LSPT’s production operations, and making sure our innovative solutions conform with customer requirements and industry standards.

In my time as Quality Manager at LSPT, I’ve gotten to work within all levels of our organization. I work alongside executives, engineers, project managers and production workers. I’m able to connect high-level business plans with on-the-floor operations, and contribute directly to our customers’ success. I think my favorite aspect of quality management is the connectedness of the role. It gives me a sense of purpose that I can wrap my mind around at the end of the day.

What are LSPT’s top-level quality objectives, and how do they inform decision-making?

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Aviation Safety Reaches New Heights

Commercial aircraft lifting off the runway on a clear, sunny day2017 was a milestone year for aviation safety: For the first time since the advent of commercial air travel, there was not a single airline passenger fatality anywhere in the world.

This remarkable statistic was reported by the Netherlands-based Aviation Safety Network (ASN), an independent organization monitoring worldwide airliner accidents and safety issues. ASN declared 2017, “the safest year ever for commercial aviation”, a remarkable achievement considering commercial airlines carried over four billion passengers last year.

The aviation industry has been on a steady path of improved safety statistics for several decades. Enhanced regulations, engineering, and training procedures have all contributed to making modern commercial air travel the world’s safest means of transportation.

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LSP Technologies is Hiring!

Procudo 200 Laser Peening System optical tableLSP Technologies is looking for talented individuals to join our growing team. This is your opportunity to work with sophisticated, high-energy laser systems while serving major manufacturers and making the world a safer place.

We recently opened several new positions and we’re working aggressively to bolster our organizational depth. Current openings include:

  • Laser Technician
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Laser Optical Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Electromechanical Technician
  • Automation Engineer

If you are interested in applying for a position with LSP Technologies, please visit our GetHired page: https://lsptechnologiesinc.gethired.com/

You will find a full description of each position and desired qualifications. You can even apply online.

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