Aerospace is a key industry which has already taken advantage of the technology provided through fiber lasers. The industry has some unique challenges, including the creation of vehicles which will withstand immense forces and extreme temperature fluctuations when travelling in the air and through space.
Naturally, the industry has risks, which is why it’s so important that all parts and components produced are of high quality of manufacture and are rigorously tested. We believe that Fiber Lasers are an ideal ally to the vast number of companies operating within the Aerospace industry and are already delivering what many are calling the “second industrial revolution”.
Fiber lasers enable working with a large selection of materials including carbon compounds, metals, plastics, etc. Many of these will be specifically tailored to the needs of the Aerospace industry, which demand performance in hostile atmospheres. We can only hint at what’s available here, so please read the articles below for much richer detail:
Additive Manufacturing Revolutionising Industry: SPI Lasers Infographic Video
The Aerospace industry makes full use of the wide-range of functionality provided by SPI Lasers fiber laser range. Of course, the industry is vast so requirements will differ from organisation to another. Buy an SPI Laser and use any of the following functionality – ablation, 3D printing (additive manufacturing), cleaning, cutting, engraving, drilling, marking as well as welding. Contact us today and we can work with you to specify the perfect fiber laser for your machines, systems or organisation.
Listed below you will see a large selection of postcards and application insights we have written to fully demonstrate the capabilities and functionalities of our fiber laser range.
Aircraft engines are expensive pieces of kit, with even an individual blade that forms part of a turbine engine in a modern jet costing the equivalent of at least £8,000. Since individual components come with such a high price tag, it makes sense... read more >
The rise of additive manufacturing has been rapid in recent years, with a wealth of benefits attributed to a process which you may know better as 3D printing.
Some of the advantages it offers over alternative manufacturing techniques include less... read more >
Following an increase in oil prices in 2008 and pressures on governments for a “greener planet”, significant investment has been applied in recent years to move to electronic vehicles. The electric car market is already surging in popularity.... read more >
The aerospace industry is one of the largest and most crucial industries in the world. It encompasses many different areas, with consumer and business travel being the most important, but it also involves transport, military aircraft and even space... read more >
Solid metals and certain compounds used in industrial applications sometimes require to have layers removed from them in order to enhance their suitability for industrial processes. The removal needs to be carried out with absolute precision and... read more >
The aerospace industry is a global one that has transformed the lives of consumers and businesses around the world. Aircraft have to travel great distances at extremely high altitudes, withstanding all kinds of pressure and stress. To ensure that... read more >
With the potential that additive manufacturing offers, aerospace is a key industry which has already taken advantage of the technology and is expected to do so to an even greater degree moving forward.
The process offers huge advantages in the... read more >
Jet planes have been around for such a long time now that it’s easy to take their incredible feats of engineering for granted, not thinking twice before stepping into a metal tube that defies the laws of gravity to fly many thousands of miles. But... read more >
Laser cladding is an effective way to repair high value parts such as turbine engines. That can be damaged due to their high operational temperatures and exposure to abrasive... read more >
Although additive manufacturing is an exciting technology for many fields, the aerospace industry is seen as one of the key growth areas.
The ability to create complex shapes within one mould, with intricate internal dimensions and complex... read more >
Aerospace honeycomb provides the structural strength and special alloy requirements at the lowest possible weight. Joining honeycomb cell walls requires a low cost, repeatable, strong, uninterrupted and high-speed welding process.
Honeycomb is... read more >
Laser cladding is an effective way to repair high value parts such as turbine engines. Which can be damaged due to their high operational temperatures and exposure to abrasive particulates.
Lost material must be replaced with the same alloy... read more >
Combustor liners and cans are typically manufactured from Inconel, Hastelloy, Mar-M and Haynes. These alloys require hole diameters from about 400µm to 900µm diameter, with most in the 500 - 600µm range.
The holes must be angled, enabling... read more >
Turbine engines require high quality joining methods to withstand their high operational temperatures. Common methods involve vacuum brazing using expensive braze alloys, many hours of manual deposition of the braze paste and long cycles at high... read more >
Today’s jet engines operate at very high temperatures, consequently they require many thousands of cooling channels to be drilled in the turbine components to ensure safe operation.
Our high peak power Fiber Lasers can be used to efficiently... read more >