Traditional methods of inspecting stress points in welded joints of military equipment often involve using abrasives, grinding or blasting. This poses a problem because it can change the shape of the metal surfaces or potentially mask issues. With these traditional methods, military organizations potentially are missing micro-cracks and other stress defects that impact the integrity of the equipment.
Our laser technology provides the ability to clean without altering these defects – allowing for Non-Destructive Investigation (NDI) to work better. Inspecting stress points is part of normal maintenance but doing it without altering the surface of the substrate and remove coatings without abrasives allows equipment to stay functional longer and not fail. When the cleaning is done, there is no clean-up or expenses such as when blasting media is used.