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Paint removal from aluminum and composite substrate of aircraft by laser ablation using TEA CO2 lasers
Author(s): Akira Tsunemi; Akira Endo; Daiji Ichishima
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Paper Abstract

A high power TEA CO2 laser was applied to strip paints from the surface of aircraft. For our experimental samples, aluminum and fiber-reinforced composite substrate were painted as the completely same way as normal aircraft. As a result of delicate control of the irradiation parameters, the surfaces of not only aluminum substrate but also composite substrate were clearly exposed without any damages. Removed materials were found out to be effectively collected by a combination of a micro filter and activated carbon powder.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3343, High-Power Laser Ablation, (14 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321539
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Akira Tsunemi, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Japan)
Akira Endo, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Japan)
Daiji Ichishima, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3343:
High-Power Laser Ablation
Claude R. Phipps, Editor(s)

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