What is Laser Texturing Used for
You can use laser texturing to prepare surfaces for the following processes
· Painting and Coating
Laser texturing produces a clean, wavelike, and rough surface which paints stick well on. Furthermore, the process enhances paint adherence by eliminating surface impurities and strengthening the electrostatic contact between the paint and the surface of the material
Additionally, laser texturing creates a corrosion-resistant oxide layer that prevents the paint from peeling off with time. This process gives a consistent paint.
· Adhesive Bonding
You can use laser texturing to prepare surfaces for adhesive bonding. This process gives a strong and predictable binding without introducing surface flaws. Unlike acid etching, laser texturing does not result in chemical changes or microcracks that could weaken the connection.
Laser texturing produces a large surface area and roughness. As a result, a stronger, more porous, and wettable connection is the outcome. This improves the mechanical interlocking of bonded parts.
· Laser Cladding
Laser texturing is applicable in working on a material surface before using laser cladding. With a textured surface, the clad material can easily adhere to the material surface. Consequently, this improves cladding efficiency, precision, and repeatability and produces flawless and consistent surface preparation.
· Thermal Spray Coating
The laser texturing technology offers certain benefits like the absence of grit particles, good interface contact, and limited affected area. This technology increases the adhesion strength of thermal spray coating across many industries.