Laser Peening Cell Now at ZAL in Hamburg

LSP Technologies and the laser peening cell at ZAL, including a robot in the research and technology cell.

Members of the ZAL Laser Peening System acceptance team (clockwise from top-left): Marco Pacchione, Dr. Dominico Furfari, and Dr. Claudio Delle Donne, Airbus; David F. Lahrman, LSP Technologies; Martin Eberle, Airbus; Dr. David Osman Busse, Dr. Robby Technow, and Thorsten Sharowsky, ZAL.

The installation of LSP Technology’s Procudo® Laser Peening System at the ZAL TechCenter in Hamburg, Germany, became the cover story for the July 2018 issue of Metal Finishing News (MFN). The magazine highlighted the many applications of Laser Peening ZAL hopes to explore for the aerospace industry, collaborating with Airbus Industries, Lufthansa and LSP Technologies. Here is MFN’s original version in PDF format.  

The aerospace industry has been driving innovation since the earliest days of flight. It takes a lot to defy gravity, to soar across oceans or eclipse the speed of sound. It takes research and foresight, confidence and cunning, a commitment to solving problems and anticipating risk. This mentality has defined aviation for generations, and some of humanity’s great advancements came from our quest to conquer the clouds.

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Production Laser Peening Extends Component Life Up To 20X

LSP Technologies Sales Director Doug Eberhart seated at his deskLSP Technologies is featured in the March 2018 issue of Metal Finishing News (MFN). The magazine interviewed LSPT Sales Director Doug Eberhart, getting his inside perspective on production laser peening for metal component enhancement. The article is reproduced below. You can read the original version here.

Doug Eberhart, Director of Sales at LSP Technologies has spent over 30 years directing B2B sales efforts around the world. With specialized experience delivering sophisticated instrumentation and software products, Mr. Eberhart has been engaged with the high-tech industrial and manufacturing sectors throughout his distinguished career. He joined LSP Technologies in 2016.

Thank you for this opportunity, Mr. Eberhart. Can you give us some background about yourself and your professional career?

I’ve been in sales all my life. My early career was focused on the Asia Pacific manufacturing sector, where I directed sales teams across the region. I’ve spent many years selling high-tech instrumentation and monitoring solutions, serving a range of industries from power generation to water treatment. Continue reading

Optimizing Laser Peening for High-Repetition-Rate Applications

Laser shock peening (LSP) has revolutionized surface enhancement, achieving new benchmarks in metal fatigue resistance and failure prevention. The laser peening process uses high-energy pulses to produce powerful shockwaves on the surface of metal components. These mechanical shockwaves plastically deform the material, producing compressive residual stresses that reach depths previously unachievable with peening and rolling technologies.

As laser peening gained adoption with gas and steam turbine manufacturers, aerospace and power generation customers have saved millions of dollars by achieving longer service lifetimes, reduced component failures, decreased inspection requirements and reduced maintenance costs. These performance benefits validate laser peening as a cost-saving industrial application to prevent part failure caused by fatigue cracking, stress corrosion cracking, or foreign object damage. Continue reading

Laser Peening Advancing Aerospace Research in Germany

Laser peening metal enhancement system ZAL techcenter hamburgLSP Technologies is featured in the latest issue of Metal Finishing News, an international print magazine devoted to peening, blasting, mass finishing and metal cleaning techniques.

The article highlights new laser peening equipment and research at the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research in Germany. This international project is LSPT’s latest venture to expand laser peening knowledge and accessibility around the world.

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Laser Peening Precision Metal Forming Cover Story

Logo for Industrial Heating, red and black block lettersLSP Technologies is featured in the current issue of Industrial Heating, a monthly technical journal covering thermal technologies and other high-energy industrial applications. The November 2017 Cover Feature is titled, “Laser Peening Metal Enhancement Critical for Component Lifetime“.

B-1 Bomber on the tarmac with clouds behind

The article covers LSP Technologies’ powerful Laser Peening metal fatigue enhancement method, and unveils current efforts to transition the technology into the maritime industry as a precision forming application.

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The Navy and NSRP shipyards and maintenance facilities are gaining interest in this successful transition of laser peening into their field. They anticipate return on investment (ROI) similar to what has been realized over the last decade in aerospace as a result of the decrease in total life-cycle cost and improved design quality.

LSP Technologies is excited to be featured as a cover story and confident about the future of Laser Peen Forming as a cost-saving shipbuilding application. Click here to read the full article.

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