MULTIPOINT’s main objective is to develop a high power femtosecond laser system for high throughput micro-drilling of large titanium panels used in the fabrication HLFC (Hybrid Laminar Flow Control) structures in the aerospace industry.
Lately consortium partners took part in several photonics and micro-machining related activities.
“To increase process speed in order to increase throughput there are two ways: increasing repetition rate of the laser source, or developing parallel processing”.
How to use femtosecond laser pulses to drill micro-holes?
The development of Multipoint’s femtosecond laser system will improve the fabrication of HLFC (Hybrid Laminar Flow Control) structures and therefore, it will viable to apply them in the aerospace industry:
Reductions of at least 30% in the final cost in the fabrication of HLFC panels.
Less environmental impact due to the elimination of chemical post-processing procedures in the fabrication of HLFC panels.
Incrementation of the quality and performance of HLFC panels.
Fuel consumption reductions higher than 9% on commercial planes when HLFC panels applied.
Iñaki Goenaga, 5
20600 Eibar (Gipuzkoa)
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