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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

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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Qspeed Semiconductor is introducing its Q-Series family of low Qrr, high softness factor, boost converter rectifier diodes

Qspeed Semiconductor, a designer and manufacturer of innovative, energy-saving power semiconductor devices, today introduced its Q-Series rectifier family. The new family of devices was designed specifically for use in power factor correction (PFC) circuits that deliver from 200 to 1000 W of power. Replacing anultrafast diode with a Q-Series device typically realizes efficiency improvements of 0.5 to 1.5% in the boost converter stage, which are similar to those obtained by using exotic Silicon Carbide diodes. Developed using Qspeed’s proprietary technology, the Q-Series family of devices has the lowest reverse-recovery-charge (QRR) and the best softness factor of any high-speed silicon rectifiers currently available on the market.

“Power supply designers no longer have to work around inferior diodes or use expensive Silicon Carbide devices,” said Michael T. Robinson, CEO of Qspeed Semiconductor. “Our Q-Series rectifiers make it easy to improve the efficiency of PFC boost converters and lower MOSFET operating temperatures while minimizing EMI generation, all without the use of snubbers and clamps.”

The Q-Series product family consists of three devices, which are rated to deliver continuous forward current values of 3, 5 and 8 A respectively. The 3 A device (LQA03TC600) would typically be used in boost converter stages that deliver from 200 to 400 W of continuous output power. The 5 A device (LQA05TC600) would find its home in converters that deliver from 400 to 700 W, while the zone for the 8 A device (LQA08TC600) is from about 700 to 1000 W.

“Until now, engineers looking to improve the operating efficiency of their AC-DC power supplies had to resort to using costly, Silicon Carbide diodes,” said Richard Francis, Qspeed’s Chief Technology Officer. “With the lowest reverse recovery charge and the best turn-off softness factor of any commercially available silicon rectifier, the Q-Series parts are being adopted faster than any new power semiconductor I have ever seen.”

Pricing and Availability:
All three members of the Q-series family are currently available in high-volume production quantities. The 3 A LQA03TC600 sells for 78 cents each, in fifty-thousand-piece quantities. The 5 A LQA05TC600 is going for 88 cents each, in 50,000 piece lots. The 8 A LQA08TC600 is selling for only 1.08 U.S. dollars each, in 50 k piece orders.

About Qspeed Semiconductor:
Qspeed Semiconductor designs, manufactures and sells innovative, highly-efficient, energy-saving, power semiconductor devices. Presently, the company is focused on the active components currently used in offline power conversion equipment. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, the company has manufacturing, testing, sales and logistics facilities located in Japan, Taiwan and Manila.

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