Laser Peen Forming

Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies can utilize its laser peening process to form and shape the contour of metal components such as wing skins.

The deeper compressive stress achieved by laser peening allows the formation of thicker sections and tighter curvatures. Compared to other methods, laser peening can provide a cost effective alternative for the formation of complex aerodynamic shapes.

 

Laser Peen Forming   Laser Peen Forming

A 0.4 inch (10mm) thick piece of Aluminum 7050 formed by laser peening. The laser peening process was able to achieve a radius of 9 inches (230mm).