Activation & Pre-Treatment

Many materials have a very low surface tension and are therefore difficult to wet. With the help of our laser systems, the surface tension of many metals can be increased. Even very low-energy surfaces can be permanently coated, printed or glued after pre-treatment.

By precisely setting our laser systems, metallic materials in the uppermost boundary layer - typically up to 5 µm - can be modified in order to create special structures or required roughness.

An additional side effect; the surface is also cleaned of contamination and particles at the same time, so that you receive a surface that is optimally prepared for subsequent coating processes.

Our Process

The SLCR lasers offer a wide range of options

Goal

Perfect surface properties for subsequent coating, bonding or welding of components.
Increase of adhesion forces by roughening the surface and the removal of impurities.

Requirement

Best adhesion properties of coatings, e.g.: Wet coatings, powder coatings, adhesives or other materials.

Advantages

The advantages of our laser cleaning offer many benefits. Here are the most important advantages at a glance

  • Good process control
  • Easy integration into production processes
  • Low operating costs
  • High environmental compatibility, no auxiliary materials

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Overview

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SERVICES IN DETAIL

PREPARATION FOR PAINTINGS ON AIRCRAFT SURFACES MADE OF COMPOSITES (activation)

Even sensitive materials, for example composite materials, can be treated gently. The laser evaporates the disturbing release agents and removes contaminations. In this process he can roughen the surface selectively, without damaging the fibres. Thus, an optimal area for further processing is created.

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PREPARATION OF WELDING SEAMS ON AUTOMOTIVE PARTS, PIPES OR OTHER METALLIC STRUCTURES

To achieve a decent and stable welding seam, the weld joints must be cleaned. In many cases a removal of oxide layers is required. The SLCR laser is able to achieve this in automated applications that can be directly upstream of the welding process.

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PREPARATION FOR GLUING OF AUTOMOBILE WINDOWS

Nowadays, automobile windows are glued in most cases. It is important to create a clean and adhesive area. The laser treated surface is perfectly prepared for the ongoing gluing process without any reworks.

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SURFACE PREPARATION OF HELICOPTER ROTOR BLADES

To receive a quick result and clean surface characteristics for ongoing paintings, the surface of rotor blades will be treated gently by our laser process. The treatment is the first step after the curing process. Subsequently, the coating system is applied.

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