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Laser Processing of Innovative Lightweights

Carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFP) are modern materials increasingly used by aircraft manufacturers and automakers for their unique properties (strength, stiffness, insulation, low density, corrosion resistance). However, these very properties significantly complicate the processing of such materials.

Laser systems offer numerous solutions for efficient, nondestructive CFP material processing. Laser processes let you drill or cut, and prepare CFP surfaces for bonding. Even direct welding is possible. Here, material processing must generate as little heat as possible, to prevent damage and wear and tear.

Typical processing methods:

  • Laser-Cutting
    Quick and precise cutting of freeform surfaces – also in conjunction with industrial axis and robot systems

  • Laser Milling
    Ultra-precise, fast and reproducible milling – wear-free, because it's tool-free

  • Laser-Marking
    Contactless marking of materials, e.g. for batch tracking

  • Repairing Damage
    Targeted removal of damaged CFP areas

  • Laser-Welding
    Weld preparation and durable bonding

Learn more about our scan systems that you can use for the above-mentioned applications.

As an OEM partner, SCANLAB manufactures a wide variety of scan solutions suitable for usage in laser processing machines.

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