FOD can cause major structural damage to critical components, costing companies millions of dollars in repair. When substance, debris, or articles alter the designated function of an operating system, safety is compromised for employees, visitors, and passengers. There are protocols in place to conduct self-inspections for removing potential FOD from working areas, but not every instance is predictable.
How do you get ahead of potential failures caused by FOD?
Laser Peening reduces or eliminates the negative effects of FOD by inducing compressive residual stress in areas that experience high fatigue. The unique ability of laser peening to reach a depth unmatched by other technologies allows for more significant fatigue life and damage tolerance improvement. The compressive stress created by laser peening is also more heat resistant. This is an added bonus when dealing with parts surrounded by gas, fuel, and toxins.
Laser peening was designed to enhance the safety of metal parts that organizations count on. Save money and save lives by protecting your parts from unwanted debris.
PREVENT FOD IN YOUR COMPONENTS