Traditional coating-removal techniques, such as sandblasting, can be cumbersome and harmful to the materials involved. Laser cleaning, however, is capable of safely removing the coatings without damage to the substrate. Furthermore, when the laser cleaning process is complete, there is no additional cleanup or bake-out process required — the cleaned surface is ready for next steps.
HOW LASER COATING REMOVAL WORKS
Our laser technology solutions remove paint and other hazardous coatings from targeted areas of vehicles and parts. We use low-, mid-, or high-powered technology to clean equipment and vehicles that require small area localized cleaning for modification, corrosion control, or other subsequent tasks.
Whether the area is inches or a few feet, our precision laser cleaning solutions work well on unique geometries and three-dimensional shapes — and both the cleaning and cleanup are all done in one step with the handheld optic. Through the process of laser ablation, the coatings are removed to the bare metal without impacting or damaging the substrate.
From aerospace to automotive manufacturing industries, for years, we’ve provided businesses with the means and resources to properly clean their products without the worry of how it will affect their team, production, or the environment. By removing coatings properly, we prepare your products for the next step — whether you’re bonding, cleaning, treating, or painting.
BENEFITS OF LASER COATING REMOVAL
Using our laser technology for cleaning vehicles and parts has several benefits. The most common include:
No impact on equipment lifecycle or fatigue life
Unbeatable quality of cleaning
Time savings compared to abrasives, chemicals, and media blasting
Increased worker safety and comfort
HAZARDOUS COATING REMOVAL
For coatings that use hazardous materials such as lead or asbestos, cleanup can be a complicated task. Given the dangerous nature of these coatings, abatement requires an extraordinary amount of protection and the removal of equipment.
Laser cleaning provides a safe and efficient way to remove the hazardous coatings from targeted areas in your facility – without having to resort to the time-consuming process of environmental protections or personal protective equipment. Adapt Laser’s cleaning solutions use integrated fume extraction and are proven to eliminate:
Complex containment/enclosures to contain hazardous dust
Clean-up of blasting grit and debris
Mixed hazardous waste disposal
DEPOSITED COATING REMOVAL
Laser cleaning is the most effective, safest, and environmentally-friendly method of removing PVD, CVD, and MOCVD coatings from both chambers and parts. With the coatings process becoming more and more prevalent across all industries, Adapt Laser has been able to prove solutions exist to these common and uncommon coatings that need cleaned. The cleaning process will capture all the coatings during the removal process to keep the air pure – meaning there are no added dangers to your operators.
Where blasting is typically both a cumbersome and dangerous process to parts and chambers, laser cleaning is capable of safely removing the coatings from both metallic and non-metallic substrates without damage. While both our handheld and automated laser cleaning solutions are capable of effective coating removal, our expert team will help you decide which laser is best for your application.
SAFETY TRAINING FOR LASER COATING REMOVAL
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.