Aim: Development of new markets for Riblet applications through implementation of LBAAM technology.
Brief description: To have the full potential of Riblet surfaces in a flow application they must be ideally adjusted to the local flow. LBAAM process technology can close the gap by having ideal local structures. In-house wind tunnel tests with laser produced Riblets at technical applications such as heavy loaded-airfoils.
Benefits: Riblet's local microstructure can be processed according to the local flow behavior. àhigher efficiency. Film or coating application have a constant size with always linear orientation. àreduced efficiency. Processability of metal and ceramic materials for harsh operating conditions like turbofan engines or pumps.