The Aerospace industry represents the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of civil and military components, equipment, services, and information technology. The strict government requirements and regulations drove the manufacturers involved in this complex and heavily regulated infrastructure to implement advanced, efficient and reliable technologies, capable of complementing strict standards while maintaining a cost-efficient structure.
Laser Photonics technological applications for cutting, marking, scribing, quartz welding, coating ablation, and deletion were developed to match and exceed strict standards. The quality of our products surpasses strict industry needs and was transferred to all the other markets, for the benefit of our customers, present and future.
Our technology provides efficient, maintenance-free, non-destructive and non-dimension-changing solutions for the following applications:
Permanent marking on jet engines parts, igniters, spark plugs, turbines, and tools
Surface Profiling, surface conditioning, and cleaning of jet engine parts
Service and identification marks
Foldable solar panels and glass components
Systems for Aerospace: Laser Cleaning, Laser Marking, Laser Cutting
The requirements in aerospace
The modern requirements in aerospace has millions of holes in turbine engine. They can be of different shapes, angles and diameters. Moreover, the aerospace industry has been constantly looking for new techniques to save fuel and consumption. It has been a challenge to reduce cost at all levels. Focus has always been to improve strength and reduce density to achieve these goals. Other strategies have been to find new fabrication techniques and processes that reduce the manufacturing costs. The components of aerospace are low in volume, but requirements are precise and labor-intense.
The cost of laser equipment maintenance and old technology has been a challenge to cope with the requirements. Lasers have been the rapid processing single-step tool and adaptive to the process. At present, traditional laser systems such as, continuous wave (CW) and nano-second pulsed lasers dominate the aeronautic fabrications. CO2 laser operates at continuous mode with a wavelength of 10.6 μm. This type of laser is the earliest used in aerospace manufacturing. Nd-YAG lasers are primarily of the pulsed type. The wavelength is in the near infrared at 1.06 μm.
Aerospace manufacturers are increasingly turning to fiber lasers to resolve their manufacturing challenges. Fiber lasers are very stable and reliable instruments, which offer optimal beam quality for material processing applications where precision is important
Fiber lasers have gained interest over the years and taken up a major share of old traditional laser systems. Fiber Ytterbium lasers operate at a wavelength of 1.07 μm. Fiber lasers in power of few hundred to thousands are used for cutting application, fusion welding of alloy and super alloy sheets. Pulsed fiber lasers with very high peak power and average power in hundreds of watts are used for drilling in turbine engine. These drillings are deep drillings in the number of millions of different diameters and angles. Fiber laser technology has made this possible due to the stable focus and diameter of the laser beam constant. The short focus can be made so as to carry percussion welding and trepanning operations using CNC. Die molding machines have made it a possibility to repair the blades of gas turbines in aircraft engines. Robotic welding applications have been a boon to critical components welding.