Laser Cleaning

What is Adhesive Bonding and How Does It Work?
By Catherine Veilleux on April 11, 2024

To apply adhesives, manufacturers use a method called adhesive bonding. Due to its many benefits, it is widely used to replace welds and mechanical fasteners.

What is Grit Blasting and Is It the Best Solution?
By Alex Fraser on April 11, 2024

There are countless ways to blast a surface due to the variety of abrasive materials. In today’s industrial environments, grit blasting is often chosen because it is low cost and effective when cleaning several types of large surfaces, including metals, plastics, and ceramics.

What is Bond Strength and How Is It Measured
By Catherine Veilleux on March 15, 2024

Bonds are an important part of a wide range of products, from EV batteries to aerospace components. To ensure the products’ safety and long-term quality, these bonds must be reliable and durable. Especially when they are exposed to stresses, loads, and high levels of energy. To achieve this, strong bonds are needed.

How to Remove Aluminum Oxidation - 4 Methods Explained
By Alex Fraser on March 11, 2024

Oxide removal is essential to prevent weld contamination, maximize the bond strength of coatings and adhesives, and increase part durability. Laser cleaning, mechanical abrasives, pickling chemicals and other chemicals have all proven effective in cleaning oxidized aluminum.

Fiber Laser Cleaning Machines: Solutions & Applications
By Guillaume Jobin on February 14, 2024

Fiber laser cleaners are becoming increasingly popular to clean metal surfaces due to their many advantages over traditional cleaning methods like sandblasting and chemical cleaning.

What is Surface Finishing: Processes & Surface Finish Examples
By Catherine Veilleux on November 28, 2023

Surface finishing is the process of modifying a surface to improve specific properties, such as corrosion resistance, durability, adhesion, or appearance. The term encompasses a wide variety of processes, including deburring, coating, polishing, and texturing.

Disadvantages of Dry Ice Blasting: Is It Worth It?
By Guillaume Jobin on November 28, 2023

While dry ice blasting is praised for its advantages, it also comes with several disadvantages. In this article, we’ll go over the different aspects of dry ice blasting to better understand when it’s worth it, and which alternatives to consider.

Superior Metal Bonding with Laser Surface Preparation
By Catherine Veilleux on October 31, 2023

Grit blasting and chemical etching are typically used to prepare metals for bonding. However, lasers offer a new, alternative approach that leads to superior bonding quality, increased efficiency, and lower operational costs

What is Surface Preparation: Steps & Examples
By Catherine Veilleux on August 29, 2023

Whether you are coating, bonding, welding, or assembling metal parts, surface preparation is essential to ensure the high quality of your product. Failure to do proper surface preparation can lead to quality issues.