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Laser Structuring: Applications & Benefits for Metal Surfaces
By Catherine Veilleux on January 26, 2023

In metal manufacturing, laser structuring is increasingly used to prepare surfaces for adhesive bonding and thermal spray coating, creating a surface texture that improves adhesion while removing contaminants that could interfere with it.

Fiber Laser Cleaners - The Machines Taking Over Metal Cleaning
By Guillaume Jobin on January 10, 2023
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.
Surface Processing: Which Process is Best for My Application?
By Guillaume Jobin on December 14, 2022

A wide range of surface processes are used in manufacturing to improve part surfaces. They can add material layers to a surface, remove undesired materials from a surface, reshape a surface, or modify the properties of a surface. In this article, we’ll go over different types of surface processes and technologies to learn which one is good for what application.

Disadvantages of Dry Ice Blasting: Is It Worth It?
By Guillaume Jobin on November 29, 2022

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.

Plasma Cleaning vs. Laser Cleaning: What’s the Difference?
By Alex Fraser on September 10, 2022

Many manufacturers have trouble grasping the difference between laser cleaning and plasma cleaning. After all, both are non-contact processes that do not require solvents or chemicals like chemical cleaning, and they are sought after to replace abrasive techniques like sandblasting and dry ice blasting.

Thermal Spray Coating: Processes & Surface Preparation
By Alex Fraser on September 04, 2022

Nowadays, parts and products are often subjected to harsh conditions that result in wear, erosion, abrasion, and corrosion. To prevent this from happening, they need protective coatings. While many coating deposition methods exist, thermal spray coating is one of the most popular, chosen for its speed and versatility.

Laser Cleaners: What You Need to Know
By Alex Fraser on July 29, 2022

Laser cleaning systems are making their way as great alternatives to traditional surface cleaning methods likes chemical cleaning and abrasive blasting. Manufacturers who need clean metal surfaces are increasingly looking at laser cleaning as an environmentally friendly, cost-effective solution that provides more consistent results.

Can Lasers Replace Thermal Spray Masking Tapes and Grits?
By Alex Fraser on July 13, 2022

Masking tapes have long been used to prevent specific areas from being spray coated or grit blasted. But did you know that lasers provide a faster and more reliable alternative that’s easier to automate?

What Is Abrasive Grit Blasting and Is Laser Texturing Better?
By Alex Fraser on July 13, 2022

There are now countless ways to blast a surface due to the variety of abrasive materials. But abrasive blasting systems come with important downsides. Most manufacturers are used to manage these downsides, but others are turning to alternatives like laser texturing—especially when precision is needed or when processing a large number of parts.

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