Software combines laser drilling, airflow measurement
FlowComp™, a closed-loop hardware and software feature that combines laser drilling with airflow measurement on Laserdyne 795 and 450 multiaxis laser systems, has been introduced by Prima Power North America.
The feature has applications in both aerospace and land-based turbine engine components. The software adjusts the size of laser-drilled holes without operator input to ensure that cooling holes are drilled within tolerance and that the result is verified by flow testing. The end result is consistent, high-speed processing within specification and with data logging in real time to verify compliance, the manufacturer states.