The aerospace industry has seen a fundamental change in the usage of manufacturing materials from traditional aluminium alloys to the use of the composites. Whilst composite components have the advantage of strength and light-weighting, they also bring extra demands for adhesive bonding and painting.
The aerospace industry deals with large Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) components which require a lot of manual abrasion to allow the adhesion of paint or for adhesive bonding.
Plasma surface treatment can replace manual abrasion and remove the need for primers. It can be automated to provide reliable repeatable surface cleaning of large-format components to improve manufacturing productivity and consistency.
Check Enercon’s Multiport to see how plasma surface treatment can improve adhesion and improve the processing times for composite components.
There are a host of surface treating technologiesavailable, but ultimately your applicationwill determine which technology is best.