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.
“Some of the technological developments that are going to arrive in the field of processing materials with ultra-short pulsed lasers will be closely related to the theme of the MULTIPOINT project”.
Prediction model of the depth of the femtosecond laser micro-milling of PMMA Optics & Laser Technology Volume 120, December 2019 The femtosecond laser technology is emerging as a powerful and flexible tool for the fabrication of miniaturized polymeric devices,...
The high energy and high instantaneous peak power can lead to immediate damaging of the optics if the fluence (density of energy) is not well managed all along the optical path.
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)