PaR Robotics recently delivered a unique machine that uses laser light to inspect carbon fiber parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft. The system was delivered to Magellan Aerospace in Winnipeg, Canada to support their JSF production.
“PaR’s laser inspection system, called LaserUT, was one of the key technologies cited in the award of the JSF production contract to Lockheed, and has revolutionized the process of ultrasonically inspecting composite parts,” according to Jim Cunov, Business Segment Leader, Aerospace, PaR. LaserUT is a patented technology acquired from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, who initially developed the technology for the high speed inspection of complex composite parts for the JSF. LaserUT can inspect parts up to 10X faster and with fewer setups than conventional ultrasonic inspection methods.
“At a time of global economic trouble PaR grew by 50% in 2012. This continues a string of revenue growth dating back to 1993, which is now accelerating as the company provides aerospace robotic solutions, manufacturing solutions for medical device manufacturing, nuclear technology for Chernobyl and Fukushima, and proven solutions to technical challenges around the world,” states Mark Wrightsman, President and CEO of PaR Systems.