Japan’s Mitsui Seiki has developed a drilling machine for aero-engine cooling holes that combines a laser with the massive, precise construction of a high-grade mechanical tool. The company says it developed the drilling machine, called the VLD-300, in cooperation with component makers of aero-engines that were seeking faster, more precise laser drilling than is now available. The VLD-300 will aim its Nd:YAG laser within 0.001 mm. (0.00004 in.) of the specified point on the metal piece to be ...


You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "Mitsui Seiki’s Laser Drilling Machine for Engine Parts".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.