In order to bond optimally, it is crucial to remove all contaminant oxides and materials from the surface. If there are contaminants still on the surface, the bond will either not achieve the initial strength required or degrade more quickly than it should. Laser cleaning technology provides the ideal solution since contaminant oxides absorb laser energy well which means laser will remove the potential issues and allow a pristine bonding surface.
In the aerospace industry, the prevalence of bonding has increased with newer generations of technology seeking save weight more and more weight instead of using hardware to join. Given the increase of bonding uses, Adapt Laser has created multiple solutions to allow for the best benefits of bonding to be captured – with a typical payback of 1 year after purchase.