Laser in the Aviation Industry

The development of the SLCR process has its origin in the aviation industry. The de-painting of aircrafts and their components is an integral part of a regular and preventive maintenance. Moreover, the increasing use of composite components requires new solutions for the preparation of surfaces as a necessary precondition for their further treatments, such as gluing or painting. The SLCR process is already established in the aviation section and has the necessary approvals in many areas. In contrast to conventional methods and without any additives like chemicals, blasting abrasives, mechanical or liquid aids, the SLCR process is able to prepare surfaces quickly, clean and precisely only by using light – without any after-treatment. 

Thus, the SLCR treatment does not only improve the processes and reduces cost per unit; it also protects the environment and improves the working conditions significantly.

In the following areas you can find our laser process in the aviation industry:

Activating / Surface preparation

Composite materials are prepared by laser. Release agent residues and contaminations are removed and by a slightly roughening a perfect adhesion is obtained on surfaces for painting and for bonding.

De-painting / De-coating

For gentle de-painting, selective (only up to the primer) or complete (up to the substrate). The advantages of this process are used on composites or metals.

LMP Material Processing

With the controlled SLCR-LMP process, a precise and controlled material removal is performed as preparation of structural repairs on composites before applying repair patches.

Touchless, permanent marking of composite materials or metals, e.g. applying of serial numbers or company logos.