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Laser-Based Composite Manufacturing

LAP COMPOSITE PRO, which includes LAP CAD-PRO laser projectors and LAP PRO-SOFT laser projection software, is designed to simplify and accelerate manual composite lay-up for industries such as aerospace, wind energy, automotive and shipbuilding.

High-precision CAD-PRO laser projectors enable true-to-size display of laser outlines on 3-D objects. Laser lines are generated based upon existing CAD design data. Objects may be precisely aligned and positioned. "This is much faster, more flexible and reliable than using physical templates or measurement techniques," said a company spokesperson.

For higher reliability during manufacturing, LAP has expanded its product family of CAD-PRO laser projectors to include new models with a green laser diode. "The CAD-PRO LD green has a laser source with a service life of up to 30,000 hours - three times the service life of conventional DPSS laser modules," said the spokesperson. "In addition, the unit features optimal visibility of the projected laser lines, especially on dark surfaces."

LAP PRO-SOFT software manages, visualizes and documents the projection steps and can be simply and intuitively operated via keyboard, tablet PC or remote control. For large objects like rotor blades, the multitasking version PRO-SOFT MT allows several teams to work simultaneously on the same tool. The software supports a variety of CAD file formats as well as the direct export of LAP laser projection data from leading composite programs. The easy import and export of data without additional conversion help users to save valuable time and costs.

"LAP COMPOSITE PRO allows for a consistent workflow from design to industrial production. The solution supports companies worldwide to make their layup processes faster, simpler and more cost-effective, and to ensure the high quality of their products," said Ralf Müller-Polyzou, Head of Marketing and Product Management at LAP GmbH.

For more information contact:

LAP Laser, LLC

1830 Airport Exchange Blvd.

Suite 110

Erlanger, KY 41018


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