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Aerofab, a manufacturer of sheet metal and machined components, has taken delivery of a Laserdyne 795 system from Prima North America – Laserdyne Systems.

This standard Laserdyne 795 is equipped with the Convergent Lasers CL50k Nd:YAG laser, which enables the processing of complex parts along the full travel of the Z axis at compound angles as shallow as 10 degrees to the surface.

This is said to be important in processing today’s turbine engine components, where designers require increasingly wider flexibility in hole placement and accuracy to achieve higher-performing, fuel-efficient engines with less emissions.

Terry Vanderwert, president of Prima North America, said: ‘Driven by real-world customer requirements such as those presented by Aerofab, Laserdyne has developed features within its S94P laser process control that help it maintain airflow as tight as +/-2 per cent on a new generation of aerospace parts where +/-10 per cent has been the norm.

‘This allows users such as Aerofab to produce parts with extremely close tolerances and with exceptional repeatability,’ he added.

Aerofab’s Laserdyne 795 system includes a full complement of Laserdyne hardware and software features such as the proprietary Automatic Focus Control (AFC), Optical Focus Control (OFC), Breakthrough Detection and the Convergent Lasers CL50k ability to provide the closed-loop control of hole size.

Also included is the SPC Data Acquisition software, which is used increasingly by Laserdyne Systems customers to capture processing data used in Nadcap reports.

These real-time data logs enable the analysis and reporting of laser process information that Laserdyne expects Nadcap to require in the near future.

Nadcap is a worldwide cooperative programme of major companies designed to manage a cost-effective consensus approach to special processes and products such as the laser drilling of aerospace components.

Its stated vision is to develop a special processor supply base for the global aerospace industry using a cost-effective industry-managed accreditation process.

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