In cases anyone is interested.............
Date: Thursday, November 18th, 2021
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 835 4392 2276
Institute (SwRI) has developed the first mobile-robotic CO2 laser system for full-aircraft coating (paint) removal
under a client-funded program. This effort was the culmination of 25 years of robotic coating removal
systems development for military aircraft and off-airframe components. The mobile platform carries a 20 kW CO2 laser (10.6 um wavelength), that provides high coating removal efficiency and the ability to remove white paint
and chromate primers that are difficult to remove using short-wavelength (~1.06 um) fiber-delivered lasers. A highly maneuverable mobile platform with an 8-axis robot transits between predefined processing locations around aircraft ranging from fighter-scale to the A380 airframe. Autonomous platform navigation
is supported by a suite of localization sensors that measure the robot and aircraft locations within a hangar.
The presentation will review system features and operating principles. Video clips demonstrate robot mobility and closed-loop coating removal process control.