22 February 2013 Lasers and applications in parts cleaning and surface pre-treatment
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A number of upcoming industrial applications prove that the laser offers great possibilities for parts cleaning and surface pretreatment. Thereby laser technology enables solutions to reduce production costs and to increase productivity and quality in the manufacturing process. Examples are the removal of oil, grease, phosphate layers or corrosion with the laser. This paper will focus on parts cleaning and surface pretreatment applications within the automotive industry. For a range of examples it will be shown that the laser not only offers advantages to carry out the described production step (such as cleaning or the creation of functional textures) but also offers great advantages for a following production step within the chain, such as a welding or gluing process. It will be demonstrated that several ns and ps laser sources and systems can be selected, depending on the application.
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Thomas Burdel, Thomas Burdel, Sascha Weiler, Sascha Weiler, Birgit Faißt, Birgit Faißt, Till Schneider, Till Schneider, Oliver Heckl, Oliver Heckl, Jörn Birkel, Jörn Birkel, Severin Luzius, Severin Luzius, "Lasers and applications in parts cleaning and surface pre-treatment", Proc. SPIE 8603, High-Power Laser Materials Processing: Lasers, Beam Delivery, Diagnostics, and Applications II, 86030E (22 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2004124; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2004124


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