Aviation and space travel places the highest demands on materials and technology, whereby the limits of technical feasibility are constantly being redefined.

Modern engines achieve ever higher performance capabilities while, at the same time, reducing fuel consumption. Thousands of precisely drilled holes in the turbine blades ensure that they are protected by a cooling, superficial stream and that the engines can operate efficiently at high temperatures.

In recent decades, ROFIN-LASAG, which now belongs to Coherent, has gained a first-rate reputation with the leading engine and turbine manufacturers for the laser drilling of turbine blades, and has become a market leader. This has resulted in additional applications such as drilling of kerosene and air filters as well as repair welding of turbine blades.