Laser Coating Preparation
Choosing the right method of surface preparation has a huge impact on the performance and lifespan of your equipment, as well as how effective coatings and welds can be applied. Prior to laser cleaning, surface preparation was a tiresome process involving multiple steps, such as sanding, chemical stripping, and even manually scraping away contaminants. Each of these steps not only slowed down production time, but also increased the likelihood of parts damage along the way.
Laser cleaning provides a more streamlined alternative for coating preparation. The lasers can be precisely controlled and operated, and they do not damage the substrate during the cleaning process. This allows for a greater parts lifecycle and increased performance along the way. It also improves adhesion capabilities, bonds, conductivity, and more.
HOW LASER COATING PREPARATION WORKS
Laser surface preparation works by sending pulses of light towards the surface. The laser light then vaporizes the contaminant layer or removes them through pressure. Displaced particulates are captured by a built-in filtration vacuum, keeping the area and workers safe from any hazardous materials involved in the process. Laser cleaning can be used to remove old coating layers, surface corrosion, and any organics that need to be removed prior to coating application. Ideal materials for laser surface preparation include metals, composites, fiberglass, and some plastics.
BENEFITS OF LASER COATING PREPARATION
Our laser cleaning solutions have several advantages to conventional methods of surface preparation. The most common ones include:
- Improved bonding and adhesion capabilities
- Improved surface condition
- Low operating cost
- Timesaving vs alternative methods
- Environmentally friendly
- Doesn’t damage surface materials
SAFETY TRAINING FOR LASER BONDING & WELDING TREATMENTS
Laser ablation is one of the safest methods of media cleaning, but only when used properly. That’s why Adapt Laser provides safety training with the purchase of our laser solutions. You’ll learn the ins and outs of your new solution and how to keep your applications and employees safe.Learn More