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.
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.
LSP Technologies uses modeling to improve fatigue life for mission-critical parts, saving time and money in application development
Laser Peening a performance valve spring creates a compressive residual stress (blue in this FEA simulation) on the exterior of the wire where the stresses are the highest.
LSP Technologies, Inc. provides laser peening services and equipment, protecting hard-working parts from threatening forces in real-world operating environments.
Using finite element analysis (FEA), we can pinpoint exactly how to use laser peening to prevent corrosion, cracking, foreign object damage and high-cycle fatigue.
We can’t change the laws of physics, but we can slow down the effects of vibration, temperature, friction and other factors that try to assault your metal components.
Laser Peening Systems can extend the fatigue life of parts by more than 20 times the expectations for untreated parts.
To obtain those results, we collaborate closely with our customers in a process encompassing precision modeling, precision targeting, and precision execution of a laser peening strategy to extend fatigue life.
FEA modeling can play a key role in the process, matching a precise understanding of customer components with the benefits of laser peening technology.
LSP Technologies Automation Engineer Michael Yao and Electromechanical Technician Michael Emmel take the
Procudo® 200 Laser Peening System through its paces at the Guangdong University of Technology, part of the company’s commitment to international customer service.
International customers seek more engineering and operational collaboration with LSP Technologies, Inc., the premiere supplier of laser peening technology
Dublin, Ohio – Sept. 25, 2018 – LSP Technologies, Inc. (LSPT) is providing in-depth hands-on support to its international partners and customers through training, start-up assistance and troubleshooting. International service has become one more reason the company is the premiere provider of laser peening technology, services and equipment.
In September and October, LSPT executives, technicians and engineers are traveling to Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT) in Guangdong, China and the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research in Hamburg, Germany.
Both GDUT and ZAL have purchased LSPT’s Procudo® 200 Laser Peening Systems, which include a diode-pumped laser, application-specific beam delivery and integrated laser peening cells outfitted for maximum throughput and high-efficiency part handling.