Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT) is establishing a state-of-the-art Laser Peening (LSP) Facility to conduct research and development activities in the field of laser peening, peen forming, and the interaction between lasers and materials.
LSPT top management and engineers met this month in China with Guangdong University of Technology officials and professors to complete a delivery milestone of their Procudo® Laser Peening System and LSP Facility. Professor Yongkang Zhang, the driving force behind the LSP Facility Project, moderated the meeting with LSPT’s Jeff Dulaney, CEO; David Lahrman, Vice President; Dr. David Sokol, Director of Research; Gary May, LSP Facility Project Manager, and Rick Mills, Technical Services Manager, along with GDUT professors and graduate students. The design review included a presentation by LSPT of the two major components of the system: the Procudo® 200 Laser Peening System and the laser peening cell. As part of the design review, GDUT provided a tour of the facility into which the LSP Facility will be installed. The collaboration between the two organizations is a critical element of the success of the design review.
With all major subcontractors established, the project is on schedule and within budget. LSPT is utilizing advanced optical modeling software to design the custom beam delivery for the laser peening facility.