Surface treatment of fiber-reinforced composites
Laserbasierte Reparaturvorbereitung eines Flügeldemonstrators.

With laser-based surface treatment, fiber-reinforced plastics can especially be prepared for repairing steps and adhesive bonding.

 

The group „Composites“  prepares composites for repair by creating acute angles using laser ablation. They calculate and design the geometry of the ablation, and determine the process strategies depending on the material and layer structure. Thus, the group offers a process free of forces for CFRP material removal, and provides reproducible and automatable processes. It is also possible to generate 3-D structures.

Here, pulsed disc and fiber lasers in the near infrared range (NIR) and pulsed 3ω solid-state lasers in the UV range are used.

This service is, among others, relevant for the following areas:

Manufacturing processes:

  • Material removal
  • Structuring

Material groups:

  • Composites
  • Plastics

Imaging processes:

  • Micro-CT images
  • SEM images

Consulting, development and contract research:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Process and system development
  • Technology consulting and transfer
  • Technology transfer from research to industry

Fields of application and industrial sectors:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Material processing

 

We will be happy to discuss your individual requirements. Please feel free to contact us.