The reconditioning of engine components, plating or machine parts is inextricably linked with the need to remove old, often degraded by operating conditions technical coatings and paint layers.

The process of laser selective coatings removal occurs, among others, due to the difference between absorption coefficients of laser radiation for the substrate and the layer. The laser pulse absorbed by the layer causes its sublimation and creation of plasma, without disturbing or changing the microstructure and properties of the substrate. With appropriately selected parameters, the treatment is fully controllable, as the energy density is higher than the ablation threshold of the coating but much lower than the ablation threshold of the substrate.

The process can be adapted to a variety of surfaces and materials regardless of their structure, including metal alloys, composites, ceramics, wood, etc., and to most types of coatings, including lacquer, powder and PVD.

It is worth noting that in contrast to traditional methods, be it abrasive blasting or chemical methods, where the disposal of process derivatives becomes extremely costly, with the use of lasers and appropriate filtration systems, there are no risks associated with contamination of the workplace or the environment.