About Prima Power Laserdyne

Making Customers More Successful

From its beginning in 1981 as Laserdyne Corporation, Prima Power Laserdyne (our name today as part of the Prima Group) has remained true to its mission of providing standard laser systems for cutting, welding, and drilling. Within the first three years, the LASERDYNE® BeamDirector® rotary/tilt axes head was created as a solution for 3D laser processing (cutting, welding, and drilling) of stamped, deep drawn, spun, and hydroformed sheet metal parts.

Early on, LASERDYNE laser systems also became the standard for laser processing of aero-engine components. Then, in the early 1990’s, LASERDYNE machines enabled a transition in the design of aero-engine components that has lead to major increases in fuel efficiency and reductions in emissions.

Components originally designed for metal punching that included a few relatively large cooling holes were redesigned to include thousands, and in some cases hundreds of thousands, of small (0.5 mm diameter), shallow angle (20 degrees off the surface) ‘effusion cooling holes’. The capability to produce these holes using LASERDYNE machines lead to a revolution in aero-engine and power generation turbine engine component design.

Today, the same LASERDYNE technology that has enabled double digit improvements in aero-engine fuel efficiency is addressing needs for production efficiency and quality in automotive, medical device, electronics, and other applications.

Prima Power Laserdyne’s Champlin (Minneapolis), Minnesota facility is one of seven manufacturing facilities of the Prima Group. It is also home for design and application of the LASERDYNE product line of precision, 3D laser cutting, welding, and drilling systems.

First 780 system installed

1982

First 780 system installed

1984 First BeamDirector system installed

1984

First BeamDirector® system installed

1986 Automatic Focus Control Introduced

1986

Automatic Focus Control (AFC) introduced

1991 Development of effusion cooling hole drilling process

1991

Development of effusion cooling hole drilling process

1992 First 550 BeamDirector® NGV drilling system supplied

1992

First 550 BeamDirector® NGV drilling system supplied

1996 Flaser developed for Solar Turbines

1996

Flaser developed for Solar Turbines

1998 200th 5-axis system installed

1998

200th 5-axis system installed

2002 First OFC installed

2002

First OFC installed

2003 300th 5-axis system installed

2003

300th 5-axis system installed

2004 First LASERDYNE 450 system installed

2004

First LASERDYNE 450 system installed

2008 CL50k Nd:YAG laser introduced

2008

CL50k Nd:YAG laser introduced

2008 First LASERDYNE 795 BeamDirector® installed

2008

First LASERDYNE 795 BeamDirector® installed

2010 BeamDirector® 3, FlowComp® & ShapeSoft

2010

BeamDirector® 3, FlowComp® & ShapeSoft

2011 First LASERDYNE 430 system installed

2011

First LASERDYNE 430 system installed

2012 Fiber Laser standard equipment

2012

Fiber Laser standard equipment

2013  First 430 BeamDirector® 3 installed

2013

First 430 BeamDirector® 3 installed

2014 First SmartTechniques demonstrated

2014

First SmartTechniques demonstrated

2015 First Laser welding system with wire feed

2015

First laser welding system with wire feed

2016 First installation of LASERDYNE 606D with OFC2 ABSOLUTE!

2016

First installation of LASERDYNE 606D with OFC2 ABSOLUTE™

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