Webinar March 20 – Laser Peening to Extend Metal Fatigue Life

You’ve got metal performance issues on mission-critical parts.
We have solutions!

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The March webinar in our 2019 series is “The Laser Peening Prescription,” an overview of what laser peening is, how LSP Technologies delivers laser peening, and the benefits for metal components.

From LSP Technologies, you’ll hear from Stan Bovid, Director of Materials Research, and Micheal Kattoura, Materials Scientist, discussing a range of laser peening strategies for improving the fatigue life of metal components.

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Laser peening solutions typically extend the fatigue life of parts by five to 10 times their normal useful life, and some parts can last as much as 20 times longer.

We’ll discuss:

  • How the laser peening process works
  • How LSP Technologies develops custom solutions for parts
  • How to prevent, mitigate, or arrest cracking and corrosion
  • What kind of life extension is possible
  • Return on Investment

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Moving the beam, not just the part

Here’s an excerpt from the February 2019 LSP Technologies webinar

In 2018, LSP Technologies introduced the world’s first commercially available laser peening system. In 2019, customers are driving even more dramatic innovations.

In this excerpt from the February 6, 2019 webinar, Chief Operating Officer Eric Collet describes a transformational challenge to LSP Technologies: Moving the laser beam delivery system itself to meet customer needs.

Traditionally, LSP Technologies has delivered laser peening with a fixed beam onto parts moving with precision while attached to robotic arms.

The Procudo® Laser Peening System was a revolution in itself, the only commercially available laser peening system, ideal for manufacturing, metal surface job shops and maintenance operations.

But then customers realized the potential. “Ultimately we’re responding to increased customer demand to be able to process larger parts and get into more complicated geometries. As we listen to the customers, we’re really looking to build, in addition to the Procudo® Laser Peening System, some specialized laser peening solutions that are flexible, portable and reliable.”

“We’re really stretching ourselves, freeing ourselves from that restriction of moving the part in front of the fixed beam, and actually taking the laser peening process to the part through being able to manipulate the beam delivery system. In some cases we’re leveraging the Procudo® Laser Peening System as the laser source. In some cases the laser peening solution is completely different.”

The dramatic change is laser beam delivery has led to a vastly expanded LSP Technologies team in mechanical engineering, optical technology, design, and automation. Laser peening will be delivered via fiber optics, special articulated arms, and other systems.


How we develop solutions for metal parts

LSP Technologies focuses on customers, their parts, and the operational stresses that threaten the fatigue life of metal alloys, such as cracking, corrosion, or stress from pressurized water.

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Large cam shafts can benefit from laser peening.

Our application development process puts our engineering team at your disposal. For a modest price, we examine your component, model how it might best react to laser peening, and prescribe a carefully designed solution.

How do we meet your deadlines and produce the results you require? We have more than 20 years of experience in producing laser peening solutions.

That means we have built an extensive library of metal alloys and the the kind of power, spot size, and other parameters in order to produce optimal results.

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Webinar rescheduled to February 6 – The Year Ahead in Laser Peening

Please join CEO Jeff Dulaney and COO Eric Collet for a live webinar on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. EST.

You’ll see an inside view of the Future of Laser Peening technology and the innovative customer applications coming soon from LSP Technologies.

We’re not just moving the parts to accommodate fixed-beam lasers anymore. Now we’re moving laser beam delivery mechanisms and creating portable laser peening systems to treat hard-to-reach areas of mission-critical metal components.

Please take a moment to register now!

Dr. Jeff Dulaney has spent over 30 years advancing and proliferating laser shock peening technology. As President and CEO of LSP Technologies, Inc., Dr. Dulaney has worked to make laser peening accessible and cost-effective for the industrial manufacturing sector. Dr. Dulaney has developed laser peening applications and equipment for manufacturers across a variety of industries, and is currently working to establish a worldwide network of laser peening research and production facilities. Dr. Dulaney holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Eric Collet joined LSP Technologies in June 2016 after 25 years of leadership, management, and consulting roles in aerospace and other industries where he spearheaded rapid operating improvement and sustainable growth. His operational, sales, and aftermarket expertise helps LSPT embrace intense change, innovation, and international growth. Eric graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering, and he holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Capital University.

Register for the January 21, webinar.


LSP Technologies Signs Contract with Airbus for Laser Peening Equipment

Work includes laser, beam delivery, tooling, and automation controls

Dublin, Ohio – December 12, 2018 – LSP Technologies, Inc. has won a multi-year contract to supply laser peening systems to Airbus, a leading aircraft manufacturer.

Substantial equipment innovation and proprietary tooling is under development at LSP Technologies’ Dublin, Ohio, headquarters, for use in new applications for aircraft parts.

LSP Technologies is working in close collaboration with Airbus to supply a portable laser peening system, complete with laser, beam delivery, tooling, and automation controls, for use at Airbus facilities.

“We are very grateful for the chance to work with Airbus, as well as the opportunity to expand the way we deliver laser technology to the aviation industry,” said Dr. Jeff Dulaney, LSP Technologies Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

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See LSP Technologies at Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC)

Laser Peening and Laser Bond Inspection products showcase at Nashville’s Music City Exhibit Hall Dec. 3-6

LSP Technologies at DMC NashvilleLSP 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.

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Laser Peening fights radiation-based PWSCC in nickel alloy

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 and UNSM processes

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.

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LSP Technologies moving to 65,000 sf Dublin, Ohio plant

New LSP Technologies headquarters and plant, 6161 Shamrock Ct., Dublin

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.

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