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ZAL Zentrum für Angewandte Luftfahrtforschung to use laser peening system to study metal fatigue enhancement applications for the civil aviation

Dublin, Ohio, USA, Jun-14-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LSP Technologies announces the sale of its state-of-the-art Procudo® 200 Laser Peening System to the ZAL Zentrum für Angewandte Luftfahrtforschung in Hamburg, Germany. The equipment is being delivered to the ZAL TechCenter in Hamburg during the 3rd quarter of 2017, and being used to study metal fatigue enhancement applications for the civil aviation industry.

“We are very excited to introduce the first production-quality commercial laser peening system into Europe,” said Dr. Jeff Dulaney, President and CEO of LSP Technologies, Inc. “Laser peening is becoming the aviation industry standard for increasing fatigue strength in titanium and steels, and LSPT’s Procudo® Laser Peening System is the most powerful and versatile machine available for component service life extension.”

Laser peening is a proven method for significantly increasing the fatigue life and fatigue strength of metals. The mechanical surface enhancement process utilizes a high-energy pulsed laser beam to impart compressive residual stresses up to twenty times deeper than shot peening. The compressive stresses introduced by laser peening add strength and robustness to metal parts by improving their resistance to damage, fatigue, crack initiation and crack propagation. Benefits of the process include: extended component service life, reduced maintenance and repair costs, improved part performance, and enhanced resistance to failure. The process has been employed for years by major aerospace OEMs including GE Aviation and Rolls Royce.

LSP Technologies’ Procudo® 200 Laser Peening System is the only commercially available laser designed exclusively for laser peening. It employs a diode-pumped, pulsed YLF laser that produces a flat-top beam for smooth energy distribution and consistent processing. The flexible system offers selectable laser parameters, along with custom controls and diagnostics developed from LSPT’s 20 years of laser peening experience. Engineered for high-volume production processing, the Procudo® Laser Peening System can deliver 20 pulses per second, making it the fastest laser peening system ever built.

The Hamburg Center of Applied Aeronautical Research was established in 2009 as a technological research and development hub for the Hamburg Aviation Network. It is a public-private partnership that not only includes collaboration from some of the aviation industry’s largest organizations, such as Lufthansa and Airbus, but also from suppliers, SME, universities, research institutions, start-ups and many more. The ZAL TechCenter opened in Hamburg in 2016, and the 95-million-euro facility immediately became one of the largest and most advanced aeronautical research facilities in the world.

LSP Technologies is the world’s premier laser peening services, technology and equipment provider. It is the only company in the world selling, installing, and integrating state-of-the-art laser peening systems into manufacturing and research facilities. The company has been providing laser peening production services for clients in the aviation and power generation industries for over twenty years, and has been awarded more than fifty patents for innovations in laser peening equipment and technology.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

QET Tech Aerospace Heavy Maintenance Facility Construction Well Under Way in CD Obregon, Sonora, Mexico

QET Tech Aerospace’s heavy maintenance facility construction is well underway. Construction material is arriving and the offices and warehouse in the city is being moved to the airport’s industrial park.

QET Tech Aerospace has just signed a lease agreement with the state of Sonora for a 5300 square foot building in the CEN airport industrial park.
The office will be used for engineering, planning and training for the new MRO. An office in CD Obregon is being kept to handle recruitment and other administration activities including the mailing address.

QET Tech Aerospace has just completed moving its warehouse from the city to the CEN airport industrial park. The New 12,400 square feet warehouse is being provided by the State run industrial park. It is used presently store inventory but will soon be transformed into a highly efficient shipping and receiving center which will include dedicated areas like, drop off, receiving inspection, storage, quarantine, picking and kitting, packing, create building and wood treatment area and shipping area.

Guadalajara based construction company Lonas Lorenzo has started to deliver the first construction material for the 52,500 sq ft wide body hangar in CD Obregon international airport which is scheduled to be completed this December. It is being pre-assembled in Guadalajara and then trucked to CEN airport where it will be erected. The hangar is a unique design where the completely enclosed wide body hangar can be moved to another site if necessary. “We plan to move the hangar into the industrial park off the airport. It is planned that the industrial park will become a duty free zone and the goal is to have the complete heavy maintenance facility located in the park” says Julio Cesar Alvarez, CEO of QET Tech Aerospace.

“The Sonora State government was very generous in offering their facilities to QET Tech Aerospace and is very much appreciated” says Mike Dornenburg, V.P Technical & Commercial Operations of QET Tech Aerospace.

QET Tech Aerospace is a Mexican company based in CD Obregon, Sonora Mexico. It provides services and products to the international aviation industry. For more information, please visit our web site.

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QET Tech Aerospace Newly Based Mexican MRO Goes to ILA Berlin Air Show 2012

At the invitation of ProMexico QET Tech Aerospace will be sharing a booth at the ILA Berlin Air Show starting September 11th.

“As a new start up heavy maintenance facility in Sonora Mexico, we are starting as a clean sheet and looking to the best experience that exist for equipment and processes that we can use to build on. To that end, we think the timing and calibre of the exhibitors at this show will help in our success. We strongly believe in engaging with other aviation professionals and keeping up with best practices and cutting-edge ideas in the aerospace industry. The ILA brings all of this together for us.

Anyone interested is partnering with a company in Mexico, has Boeing or Airbus tooling for sale, innovated service processes or software, setting up a component shop in Mexico, come visit me at booth 6220 in Hall 6” says Mike Dornenburg, V.P. Technical and Commercial Operations.

QET Tech Aerospace is a Mexican company based in CD Obregon, Sonora Mexico. It provides services and products to the international aviation industry. For more information, please visit our web site.

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QET Tech Aerospace to Launch New Heavy Maintenance MRO in Mexico

On 28-August 2012, during a corner stone ceremony to launch the hangar project, Guillermo Padrés Elías, governor of Sonora Mexico, expressed his support with $75.7 million pesos (aprox $5.8 MM USD) to locate QET Tech Aerospace in Obregon.

For the last four years QET Tech Aerospace S.A de C.V. has been involved in many different aviation opportunities and re-investing all the profits in growing the business. “We are very pleased to locate in Sonora which is part of our business plan we a carefully following from SH&E” says Mike Dornenburg V.P. Technical and Commercial Operations. Presently, the company operating certificate is for national aircraft. It is also the only company in Mexico which has DGAC (Mexican Aviation Authority) delegated authority to do third party for both maintenance and operation audits.

“In the medium term, we will increase our capacity by building more hangars for aircraft maintenance, component repair and painting. In addition to national certifications, these hangars will also be certified by the Civil Aviation Agencies in the United States of America and Europe.” says Julio Alvarez, CEO of QET Tech Aerospace. The first hangar is scheduled to be completed December 2012.

QET Tech Aerospace is a Mexican company based in CD Obregon, Sonora Mexico. It provides services and products to the international aviation industry. For more information, please visit our web site.

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International Astronautical Congress

The 61st International Astronautical Congress has been celebrated in Prague, CZ. In this congress, new advances in Aeronautics and Astronautics have been exposed. Doctor Gabriel Barceló´s paper has had special relevance in this congress. This paper: ON THE EQUIVALENCE PRINCIPLE relates to his investigation on field theory of Rotational Dynamics, which specifically applies to rigid rotating physical systems and which has numerous and significant scientific and technological applications. The achieved results allow us to obtain a new perspective in dynamics, unknown up to date, making it possible to turn given trajectories which, until now, have been considered as chaotic, into deterministic terms. After a deep analysis of the Equivalence Principle, the Spanish investigator, Doctor Barceló has come to the conclusion that there still exists an unstructured scientific area in the present general assumptions and, specifically, in the area of rigid bodies exposed to simultaneous non-coaxial rotations.

For this purpose, it is necessary to analyze the velocity and acceleration fields that are generated in the body, and assess new criteria in these speeds coupling. In this context, reactions and inertial fields take place, which cannot be justified by means of the classical mechanics.

Doctor Barceló briefly informed to assistants of the surprising results obtained, and expressed the interest towards the investigation of this new area of knowledge in rotational non-inertial dynamics, and of its multiple and remarkable scientific and technological applications.

Quite a number of examples can be thought of for checking the dynamic hypotheses proposed by Doctor Barceló, which would allow us to interpret many, still unexplained assumptions in nature, using the interactions which result from rotating the space of events.

An example of the theory is the feared roll coupling of the planes. It happens when a plane, which is flying a screw or any other kind of air acrobatics which implies, for example, a turn around its main inertia axe, starts a new steering manoeuvre with curved trajectory. According to the supported dynamic hypotheses, the non-homogeneous distribution of speeds, generated by the new non-coaxial rotation of the plane mass, couples to the field of translation speed, causing an unintentional deviation of the trajectory as well as a possible loss of the plane control.

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Physics Can Explain The Behaviour Of The South Africa World Cup Ball

The World Cup Ball And Its Astonishing Effects Can Be Easily Explained Through TheTheory Of Dynamic Interactions, Which Also Applies To The Flight Of The Boomerang.

The official World Cup ball, the so called “Jabulani”, which has been object of a lot of criticism due to its unpredictable path, will be studied by the FIFA and experts after the World Cup.

The “strange effects” in the behaviour of the official World Cup ball can be easily described through the physical theory proposed by the Spaniard Gabriel Barceló. For more than twenty years this Spanish PhD in Engineering has been explaining the deviation of a ball, the effect of tennis or ping-pong balls or the curved paths of golf balls through the Theory of Dynamic Interactions (TID). This physical theory describes the behaviour of bodies exposed to acceleration through rotation, from soccer balls to rotating heavenly bodies.

This theory enables an easy understanding of the path of the “Jabulani” and gives the reason for its possible changes, in the same way as this theory explains the typical flight of the boomerang or the rotation of galaxies in space.

Another Spanish engineer, Arturo Rodriguez, who cooperates with PhD Barceló on this investigation project, was the initial observer of the effects of the “Jabulani” and confirmed that it behaved according to the TID , based on the following reasoning: According to official or orthodox Physics, the reason for the effects which occur to the soccer ball (and which cause the change from rectilinear to circular path) is of aerodynamic origin, i.e. they arise from the interaction of the surface of a body (ball) with the environment (draughts). Usually this deviation of the ball is, erroneously, attributed to the so called “Magnus Effect”, without quantification and with insufficient scientific rigor.

But in fact the surface of the “Jabulani” is identical to that of any other soccer ball (shape, size, weight, material, roughness, etc …). What makes this ball different from others is only the internal structure, which in this case is made up of a layer of spherical rubber sectors instead of the homogeneous and continuous structure of traditional balls. Therefore there is every indication that it is this difference which causes a differentiated dynamic behaviour.

Summarizing, according to the analysis which derives from the “Magnus” effect this internal structure of the ball is of none importance, as orthodox Physics only takes into account the aerodynamic effects which are originated between the surface of the ball and the environment (air).

This clear contradiction proves that the physical-mathematical model which has been generally accepted up to date would not be correct. I have been analyzing this topic and have come to the conclusion that this phenomenon confirms the correctness of the Theory of Dynamic Interactions.

Already in 2005 PhD. Barceló published the book “El vuelo del Bumerán” (The flight of the Boomerang), where he explained the TID, later reiterating his arguments in the text “Un mundo en rotación” (A rotating World), published in 2008. In both books he analyzes rotating bodies and repeatedly insists on looking for new solutions to existing rotational questions related to the paths of spinning balls, as well as other similar astrophysical phenomena, or even its possible use in astronautics. This theory has been presented in various Physics and Mathematics Conferences and has been published in several journals.

After so many years, this ball could be the proof of the theory, because, at it is not homogeneous, internal torques will be originated due to the uneven effect of the weight of each sector of the ball, so that gravity will favour the existence of curved paths of the “Jabulani” ball. This theory could be used in the design of spinning or non spinning balls.

The theory of Dynamic Interactions (TID) can be looked up in Internet on:http://www.advanceddynamics.net/

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A2 Technologies Have Entered Into A Patent License Agreement With The Boeing Company To Utilize The Patents In The Application Of A2’s Portable Exoscan FTIR Spectrometer

A2 Technologies today announced they have entered into a patent license with the Boeing Company allowing the use of Boeing patents in association with the development, manufacture and sale ofA2 Technologies’ FTIR Spectrometers. The license will permit A2 Technologiesto utilize the patents in the application of A2’s portable Exoscan FTIR spectrometer for non destructive testing of aerospace composite and metal materials. Examples of the applications include the use of the Exoscan for measuring the affect of excessive heat on the chemical structure and strength of composite material, and the ability to non-destructively analyze the effectiveness of certain surface treatments in composite and metal materials.

Exoscan is a high performance FTIR that puts a laboratory quality spectrometer, literally in the palm of one’s hand. With the addition of the Boeing patent licenses, A2 Technologies can now provide proven FTIR based analytical methods that will significantly increase the types of materials that can be analyzed in a variety of applications that are critical to aircraft manufacturing and maintenance.

Jon Frattaroli, CEO of A2 Technologies stated “we are excited to have entered into this licensing agreement with the Boeing Corporation. Boeing is clearly the leading US aircraft manufacturing company. They are also leaders in using FTIR spectroscopy in a wide range of aerospace applications, particularly related to composites and surface analysis. But it is the combination of A2’s Exoscan spectrometer and the Boeing patents that will finally enable methods traditionally carried out in laboratories to be deployed into aerospace manufacturing facilities and maintenance hangers.”

Headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, A2 Technologies is taking FT-IR spectroscopy out of the lab and into the field. A2 Technologies manufacture and develops portable FT-IR spectrometers designed for the analysis requirements of the aerospace, petrochemical, environmental, metals and mining and other industries where there is a need for at-site, out-of-laboratory analysis.

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