Laser Peening and Laser Bond Inspection products showcase at Nashville’s Music City Exhibit Hall Dec. 3-6
LSP Technologies, Inc. (LSPT), the premier provider of laser peening equipment and services, as well as Laser Bond Inspection for composite materials, will offer product information and an introduction to laser technologies at the Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC) Dec. 3-6 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Doug Eberhart, Director of Sales, will provide information on laser peening equipment, including the Procudo® Laser Peening System, the only commercial-grade system of its kind available for product line installation, and Laser Peening Services provided at LSPT’s Dublin, Ohio headquarters.
Research team includes Micheal Kattoura, now an LSPT materials scientist
Laser peening can prevent or arrest failure of pipes and containment structures due to one of the most pernicious metal threats to nuclear components: Primary Water Stress Corrosion Cracking (PWSCC). That is the conclusion of a team of scientists from Purdue, the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Idaho National Laboratory, including Micheal Kattoura, then a Ph.D. candidate at UC and now a Materials Scientist at LSP Technologies, Inc. (LSPT).
Kattoura worked with an interdisciplinary team to publish their findings in the Journal of Nuclear Materials as “Effects of corrosion-inhibiting surface treatments on irradiated microstructure development in Ni-base alloy 718,” published online in early October (See abstract or access the full study at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022311518309097 – download fees apply).
Laser Shock Peening (LSP) and UNSM work differently to prevent radiation damage.
“Radiation looks for ways to attack the structural integrity of metal parts, especially areas at or near the surface of the part,” Kattoura said.
“We call these point defects, and – depending on the type of metal – the radiation will make parts more brittle, softer or more vulnerable to corrosion and cracking. But by all the measures that we used in the experiments, laser peening provided substantial benefits to prevent damage to irradiated parts.”
The newly published research, though not sponsored by LSPT, adds to the strong rationale for providing laser peening equipment to the nuclear power industry , said David Lahrman, LSP Technologies VP of Business Development. (See LSP Technologies Wins Customers in New Markets.) “We’ve been supplying laser peening services to the power generation industry for many years, and this research is another indication of how much nuclear power operations can benefit from laser peening,” he said.
The new LSP Technologies headquarters at 6161 Shamrock Ct., Dublin, will provide more room for expanding staff and larger customer parts.
Larger facility to accommodate a growing workforce and larger customer components
LSP Technologies, Inc. (LSPT), the rapidly growing leader and innovator in laser peening services and equipment, has acquired a 65,000-square foot facility at 6161 Shamrock Ct., Dublin., Ohio. LSPT will continue serving customers during the transition from its current headquarters and plant at 6145 Scherers Place, Dublin, only 1.2 miles away.
“We are delighted to remain in Dublin, our home base since the company began 20 years ago,” said Jeff Dulaney, LSPT President and CEO. “We appreciate the continuing support of Dublin city officials, who made the decision to stay in Dublin an easy one.” LSPT plans to transition to the new facility in early 2019.”
The move represents a signifcant expansion for LSPT. The new facility will support a growing workforce and provide the ability to handle larger customer components onsite. LSPT employs more than 50 full-time staff, which is more than twice the company’s workforce from 2017, including more than 35 engineers, technicians, designers and technical support staff added since May.