a handheld laser is used by an operator to clean an invar tool mold

This year we are excited to be exhibiting at Aviation Week Network’s MRO Americas in Chicago, Illinois. Aviation Week Network’s MRO Americas is the largest gathering of the aviation maintenance community in the world and takes place annually in the United States. Focused on commercial aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) and now in its 29th year, MRO Americas features speakers from airlines, OEMs, regulators, suppliers, lessors, and service providers.


WHAT: MRO Americas | Senior level conference with 45+ expert speakers | International exhibition with suppliers representing all levels of the airline supply chain

WHERE: Chicago, Illinois at McCormick Place Convention Center—Booth #1791

WHEN: April 9-11th, 2024

HOSTED BY: Aviation Week Network—the leading global producer of industry related events


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Adapt Laser’s Booth #1791 Highlighted in Red

Bringing together 16,000+ industry professionals, MRO Americas is the leading MRO event in the industry and a world renowned opportunity to connect with the entire aviation aftermarket.

The three-day exhibition features nearly 1,000 exhibitors from around the world, representing all levels of the airline supply chain.

Come find our sales team at Booth #1791 to learn about how our laser cleaning systems have been used for different aerospace and aviation-related applications.

More information on the show and the conference agenda here. 

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Equipment and tooling in the aviation industry require precision cleaning and care to ensure the substrate isn’t damaged or altered in any way. From coating removal to tool/mold cleaning and bonding preparation, our laser cleaning systems provide a deep clean without impacting the integrity of your product.

Automatic laser cleans a large invar tool moldOur laser cleaning systems are available in both handheld and automated options. This is convenient for mold cleaning applications, like composite mold cleaning, as handheld lasers are extremely consistent and precise and allow for a wide range and variety of molds to be cleaned.


With composite mold cleaning, composites are made in molds also called “tools.” These tools can be made from certain metals and other materials and need to be able to withstand thousands of production cycles. Because these tools can be made from expensive metals—like INVAR—it’s important that aviation companies find a way to recover these molds in the most time and cost efficient manner.

Current methods of cleaning composite molds include using hand-sanding methods with abrasives like scotch-brite pads. Not only is this method slow, it requires extensive physical effort from the workers, putting them at risk for injuries like repetitive strain injury (RSI).

Benefits of Laser Ablation for Composite Mold Cleaning Include:

  • Doesn’t damage or alter the substrate
  • Increases product and aircraft fatigue lifecycle
  • Uses zero dangerous abrasives like media blasting
  • Produces no waste and is environmentally friendly
  • Quiet process that only requires laser safety glasses for PPE
  • Can be a handheld or automated process depending on the facility’s needs
  • Cleans at the point of use—eliminating the need to move or dismantle the tools
  • Much faster when compared to traditional, hand abrasive methods like scotch-brite pads

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Adapt Laser specializes in providing the highest-quality laser cleaning systems available. Our systems come in both handheld and automated options making them versatile for different coating removal applications and surface preparation. We offer formal laser operations and safety training to ensure both you and your employees get the most out of the laser cleaning system. Our headquarters is in Kansas City, MO but we have sales managers across the country who can travel to your facility for an on-site demo. Over the past 16 years we have equipped numerous companies across varying industries with our state-of-the-art laser cleaning systems.

If you’re looking for a faster, totally unique industrial cleaning and coating removal process, contact us today or call (816) 466-5855 to find the right laser cleaning system for your application.

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