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Construction and Assembly of a Prototype Surface Pre-treatment Tool for In-filed use

European Union
Complete with results
Geo-spatial type
Total project cost
€150 000
EU Contribution
€112 500
Project Acronym
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport


Call for proposal
Link to CORDIS

Clean-Lasersysteme GmbH (cleanLASER), offered technology for surface treatment & ablation using pulsed solid state lasers. The company developed designs & manufactured laser units ranging from 10 to >1.000 W average power. The systems are applicable for indoor & outdoor use. CleanLASER was capable of supporting installation & set-up for outdoor use of class 4 laser products.

With its own application laboratory, testing & on-site demonstrations of the whole industrial product range can be provided acc. to customer demands. Due to an exclusive licensed patent cleanLASER is the only company being allowed to offer this kind of technology for surface de-coating & cleaning applications. Clean-Laser’s quality management system is ISO 9001:2000 certified.

Hereby cleanLASER offers:

  • Adaptations on existing laser optical systems for CFRP treatment on existing laser units (e.g. motor driven nozzles, &/or distance & ablation controlling attachments to improve the handling & flexibility).
  • Development configuration & delivery of a suitable fume extraction nozzle based on the sound industrial background of cleanLASER & its supplying partner companies; clean with support emission measurements.
  • Investigation on recontamination of CFRP after/during laser treatment.
  • Portable protective curtain system (>3x3m coverage), suitable for use of lasers in repair shops or hangars acc. to European standards.
  • Measurement & investigation of fumes & ablated materials set free while using cleanLASER for surface ablation incl. at least a proper workplace emission investigation by a certified company.
  • Technical/engineering support applying laser technology to CFRP structures containing (on-site & at cleanLASER facilities)



Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
JTI-CS - Joint Technology Initiatives - Clean Sky
Other Programme
JTI-CS-2010-1-SFWA-01-008 Construction and assembly of a prototype surface pre-treatment tool for in-field use


Executive Summary:

Optics design:

  • Synergic design combining the possibility of small and big area treatment optional upgrade with plasma sensor;
  • Easy entry flip door and optional place on surface treatment;
  • Front access window (class 1);
  • Interlock switches;
  • Airflow optimisation applied;
  • Focus shift under investigation not scope of the project;
  • Engineering support (for IFAM) regarding parameter selection is in completed.



Lead Organisation
Clean-Lasersysteme Gmbh
Dornkaulstr. 6, 52134 Herzogenrath, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€112 500
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution


Technology Theme
Aircraft design and manufacturing
Active and passive multi-functional surface protection systems for wings
Development phase

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