Accession Number:

ADD007347

Title:

Laser Spraying.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-04-29

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A method and apparatus for spraying a surface which comprises introducing into a laser beam, a powder with the a vapor pressure from 10 to the minus 2 power to 10 to the minus 1 power atm. in excess of the ambient pressure at a temperature up to about 500 C. above the melting point thereof and with a heat-absorption coefficient from 0.2 to 1 and passing the laser beam over said surface. Since the method and apparatus can coat or alloy or dope a surface, a wide variety of protective coatings can be fabricated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE