LASER RUST REMOVAL FOR CAR MANUFACTURING PARTS
Laser cleaning is an ideal solution for removing oxides such as rust and other contaminants from metal products. While it’s a safer and more environmentally-friendly option for contaminant removal, bonding, and pre-welding prep, laser cleaning isn’t the most effective solution for everything. But, in terms of car manufacturing, laser ablation works best for:
- Gear welding
- Structural frame bonding
- Electronic control unit bonding
- Door frames welding
- Electric vehicle fuel-cell conductivity
COMMON AUTOMOTIVE RUST REMOVAL QUESTIONS
DOES LASER CLEANING REMOVE RUST PERMANENTLY?
Just as rust can develop on your metal products over time, so can it happen again. While laser cleaning doesn’t permanently remove rust, it does eliminate the risk of degrading your applications. That means that with proper maintenance, you can extend the lifespan of your product and decrease downtime and inefficiencies.
CAN LASERS CLEAN PIPES/TUBES?
Generally speaking, laser cleaning is best suited for areas you can see with the naked eye, so cleaning pipes, tubes, and other difficult-to-see areas will require specialized optics and a custom solution that can handle these atypical laser cleaning projects. At Adapt Laser, our team is committed to finding the perfect cleaning solution for your needs, so contact us to see if we can craft a laser cleaning option for your application.
CAN LASER CLEANING BE USED FOR CAR RESTORATION?
Laser ablation is an ideal solution for many car manufacturing processes, but it may not be the most cost effective solution for a typical car restoration project. For one-off cleaning projects, laser cleaning is often not the most cost-effective cleaning option. Car restoration also involves reaching many hard-to-see areas, so it may require a more customized cleaning solution. Contact our team today for a consultation to see if our cleaning lasers would be a good fit for your car restoration project.
WHICH SOLUTION IS BEST FOR REMOVING RUST FROM MY CAR?
Laser cleaning is best suited for automotive manufacturing operations that involve large production quantities or repeated tasks. It also has the benefit of being safe on sensitive surface materials and being able to reach smaller, targeted areas like door frames and structural framing. Smaller operations or one-off restoration projects generally don’t present the best business case for the purchase of a cleaning laser. Contact our team to learn more, or see if outsourcing your parts cleaning to our laser cleaning job shop might be a more cost-effective solution for your needs.
CAN I ATTACH THE LASER SOLUTION TO A ROBOT?
All of our laser solutions can be automated by robots. This option is a key part of our custom build process. If you think you may want this option with your solution, talk to our sales team when discussing the features of your custom build. And, connect us with your provider so that we may guarantee the fitting.
LASER RUST REMOVAL FOR DEFENSE & MILITARY APPLICATIONS
Since laser ablation can remove oxidation on metal surfaces without damaging the substrate layers, it provides a highly effective, nondestructive method of rust removal for military vehicles and equipment. Whereas traditional cleaning methods are time consuming and hazardous to both workers and the environment, laser cleaning offers a safer and more efficient alternative.
To control corrosion on their Aircraft Ground Equipment (AGE), the United States Air Force uses our CL1000 cleaning laser, which allows for targeting cleaning without impacting the equipment. The Army and Navy also have turned to laser cleaning due to its ability to clean their highly complex pieces of equipment so that they last longer and perform better throughout their lifespans, supporting the warfighter even in the most intense conditions.
LASER RUST REMOVAL FOR OTHER APPLICATIONS
If you have a rust removal project or are looking for an alternative to media blasting for your cleaning needs, laser ablation can improve both the safety and efficiency of your operations. Our lasers can be outfitted as either handheld or automated solutions, depending on what best suits the task at hand. Regardless of your industry, our laser experts can craft a custom laser cleaning solution for even the most complicated projects.