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Efficient TEA CO2-laser-based coating removal system
Author(s): F. J. Prinsloo; S. P. van Heerden; E. Ronander; L. R. Botha
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Paper Abstract

A high power 1kW pulsed transversely excited atmospheric CO2 laser that has been developed for the paint stripping of missiles was used to test paint stripping on several metallic and composite aircraft panels to determine the rate at which this laser could remove paint from aircraft.

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Date Published: 27 April 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6346, XVI International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, 63462Q (27 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.739109
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F. J. Prinsloo, Scientific Development and Integration Ltd. (South Africa)
S. P. van Heerden, Scientific Development and Integration Ltd. (South Africa)
E. Ronander, Scientific Development and Integration Ltd. (South Africa)
L. R. Botha, CSIR National Laser Ctr. (South Africa)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6346:
XVI International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers

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