Accession Number:

ADA416992

Title:

An Assessment of Semiconductor Diode Laser Paint Removal Applied to Fiberglass/Epoxy Substrates

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV PATUXENT RIVER MD

Report Date:

2003-09-04

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

High power semiconductor diode laser technology has matured to the point of feasibility for application to organic coatings removal from aircraft metallic and composite materials. This program evaluated the operating characteristics and the effects of diode laser paint removal on flexural strength and microstructure of fiberglassepoxy composite.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Solvents, Cleaners and Abrasives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE