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.
“There are many challenges in society that photonics can solve. This is the fascinating part of our job, always renewing with new challenges coming on”.
A selection of news and articles by the partners of Multipoint project.
The development of a laser source with more than 1 kW average power and high pulse energies faces several technical challenges, in particular the optical design, the component level, and the thermal management.
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)