Accession Number:

ADA608206

Title:

Robotic Laser Coating Removal System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 2005-Aug 2008

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

2008-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

117.0

Abstract:

Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Headquarters Air Force Material Command, and the Air Force Research Laboratory performed the Robotic Laser Coating Removal System program to demonstrate and validate a RLCRS as an alternative technology to the current chemical and mechanical methods that are used to remove coatings from large off-equipment aircraft components at Tinker Air Force Base, OK. This project demonstrated the ability of this technology to meet the requirements for coatings removal in a production environment as well as the pollution reduction that can be achieved through its use across the Department of Defense. The RLCRS system was designed to accommodate processing of large parts that are currently subjected to coatings removal operations once they are removed from the airframe. This is the Final Report documenting the project results.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Cybernetics
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE