Repairing aero-engine parts

Van Dijk, Martien H. H.
May 2006
Industrial Laser Solutions;May2006, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p26
The article discusses the program of a European airliner for shifting from dabber welding to laser cladding in repairing its aero-engine parts. The automated welding processes were headed by the final production unit, designed and built by Rolan Robotics. The results were evaluated and a powder efficiency was found to be 95 percent better. Results of the project implicated that repairing the aero-engine components through laser cladding has shown a far better quality achieved than in dabber welding.


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