Aerospace

With the potential that additive manufacturing offers, aerospace is a key industry which has already taken advantage of the technology. This process is especially useful for the creation of components where it can shorten the design process and form shapes that aren’t possible using conventional methods.

SPI Lasers and the aerospace industry

SPI Lasers conduct much work in the aerospace market, particularly with metal additive manufacturing processes but also other applications, including Laser welding, Laser drillingLaser cutting and cladding. Fiber lasers have also become the most commonly used method for drilling holes into a wide variety of components, which is useful in the aerospace sector due to the millions of holes per turbine engine that are required. See just what SPI Lasers can accomplish in the aerospace sector below.

 

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. Additive manufacturing offers huge advantages... 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 >

Case Study

Honeycomb Welding

Posted on 06/11/2015

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 >

Case Study

Cladding Repair

Posted on 06/11/2015

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 >

Case Study

Welding Turbine Components

Posted on 05/11/2015

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 >

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 >