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Laser Tech Being Tested
The process is being tested on defense aircraft in Australia. The value could be two-fold: saving time and money. Onsite repairs on military aircraft would save time as opposed to waiting for days for parts to be delivered from a warehouse. Also it saves money as the part is fixed instead of being replaced. The RMIT researchers say that by enabling on-site production and repair of parts, the technology could completely transform the concept of warehousing and transporting for the defense and other industries.
This breakthrough laser manufacturing and repair technology is not only for military aircraft. It has application for other industries where metal degradation is an issue. These include oil and gas, marine, commercial aircraft and railroad industries.