LSP Technologies grows quickly, looks for larger facilities

Employees who joined LSP Technologies in the last two years now have input into key new initiatives.

Dublin, Ohio – August 16, 2018 – LSP Technologies, Inc. (LSPT), the leader in laser peening systems to enhance metal fatigue life, has added more than 27 engineering and technical support employees over the last two years, doubling in size and spurring the company to seek larger facilities in Central Ohio.

The new staff include optical, mechanical, and materials science engineers, as well as product design and technical project managers with experience in nuclear and fossil power generation, heavy equipment and aviation technologies.

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LSP Technologies’ Portable Laser Peening System combats metal fatigue in hard-to-reach parts

The laser source for the Portable Laser Peening System provides adaptability for fiber optic transmission of the laser beam, as well as a smaller size.

The laser source for the Portable Laser Peening System provides adaptability for fiber optic transmission of the laser beam, as well as a smaller size — less than a meter long.

Fiber optics and custom tools will carry miniaturized laser peening technology to mission-critical components

Dublin, Ohio – August 6, 2018 – LSP Technologies is designing a new portable fiber-optic laser peening system to improve fatigue life and prevent cracking and corrosion for small, hard-to-reach parts in new applications.

The Portable Laser Peening System will include miniature mirrors, lenses, and water injection/extraction mechanisms for complex maintenance, repair, and manufacturing environments. This means the portable system will deliver effective laser peening with lower energy, higher pulse rates, and the maneuverability of fiber optics.

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LSP Technologies wins customers in new markets

The Procudo® 200 Laser Peening System has a compact layout.

The Procudo® 200 Laser Peening System has a compact layout. Embedded laser optics fit easily on a 4’x6′ optical table.

Dublin, Ohio – LSP Technologies, Inc. (LSPT) is launching new applications for its patented Laser Peening Process to serve the nuclear power, heavy equipment, and aircraft maintenance industries.

Precision, portability, and cost-effectiveness help open markets for the Procudo® Laser Peening System

New customers are adopting LSPT’s Procudo® Laser Peening Systems due to their precision, flexibility, low cost, and higher throughput rates, said President and CEO Jeff Dulaney.

LSPT’s patented Laser Peening Systems use a pulsed shock wave from high-energy lasers to enhance the ability of parts to resist foreign object damage (FOD), stress corrosion, and metal cracking.

“Our Laser Peening Systems increase the service life of many metal components by 10-20 times,” Dulaney said. LSPT’s metal stress modeling identifies stress points and enables precisely calibrated laser pulses for fatigue life improvement without damaging metal surfaces the way shot peening usually does, he said.

“The Procudo® Laser Peening System is the only commercially available laser peening equipment capable of a wide variety of customer applications,” he explained. “We can install the equipment in customer manufacturing and maintenance facilities.”

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LSP Technologies, Inc. Delivers Diode-Pumped YAG Laser System for Laser Glass Damage Testing

Laser processing services and equipment provider LSP Technologies delivers a custom laser system to SCHOTT North America.

Laser Glass Damage Testing System - Red and black enclosure in manufacturing facilityDublin, Ohio, February 6, 2018 – LSP Technologies, Inc. (LSPT) has built and delivered a state-of-the-art Laser Glass Damage Testing (LGDT) system to SCHOTT North America, Inc. in Duryea, PA. SCHOTT will use this system to inspect their phosphate laser glass for platinum inclusions.

A leading manufacturer of laser and optical glass, SCHOTT required a new glass inspection system late in 2015. SCHOTT contracted with LSPT who provided contract inspection services while LSPT built them a new integrated inspection system.

“We are excited that SCHOTT chose to rely upon LSPT’s experience with high-energy laser systems to supply their new inspection laser,” said David Lahrman, Vice President of Business Development for LSP Technologies, Inc. “Our successful delivery of this cutting-edge system further enhances the 21-year relationship between SCHOTT and LSPT, and we look forward to a continued partnership with them, now both as a customer and a supplier.”

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Air Force Research Laboratory Touts Laser Bond Inspection

Laser Bond Inspection (LBI) is a nondestructive inspection method for evaluating bonded composite structures. The U.S. Air Force and The Boeing Company are currently using LBI to develop composite airframe designs and manufacturing processes. The Air Force Research Laboratory, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in southwest Ohio, recently published an article highlighting the capabilities of LBI, and the industry impact of reliable composite manufacturing.

A highlight from the piece:

LBI is the only reliable and mature method capable of assessing the integrity of adhesive bonds in composite structures and detecting kissing bonds, a bond line defect where two surfaces are in intimate contact but are not properly bonded.

You can read the original article here. Full text by Donna Lindner of the Air Force Research Laboratory below:

Air Force Collaboration Could Increase Use of Composites in Aerospace Manufacturing

Technician holding LBI inspection head to inspect aerospace structure

A researcher uses Laser Bond Inspection on a large structure at the Boeing Laser Bond Inspection Laboratory in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Donna Lindner, AFRL

Bonded composite airframe structures offer a potential to achieve more affordable manufacturing and more efficient structures, ultimately meeting the goals of the Air Force for increased range and reduced fuel consumption.

Laser Bond Inspection (LBI) in conjunction with bond process control is an enabling technology to transition primary bonded composite structures and realize these goals.

Composite structures, when joined using adhesive bonding rather than traditional rivets or fasteners, require a new inspection process to verify the strength and safety of the composite bonds.

LBI is a stress test to ensure that adhesively fastened structures are joined correctly using a bond’s response to a high-energy pulsed laser generated stress wave to detect structurally substandard bonds.

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