Enhancing material performance through laser surface texturing: a review

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Abstract

Materials with well-defined surface structures are prepared using protective coatings through surface texturing, which is a novel method for modifying surface characteristics, particularly tribological and wettability, to improve the properties of material parts. The formation of a specific patterned surface can be achieved through abrasive blasting, reactive-ion etching, lithography and mechanical machining. This review focuses on laser technology because it generates the most controllable and precise geometries. This technique is environmentally friendly because it does not utilise any chemical reagent, nor does it produce significant waste.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-198
Number of pages6
JournalTransactions of the Institute of Metal Finishing
Volume94
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2016

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Texturing
Lasers
lasers
Reactive ion etching
Protective coatings
Blasting
Abrasives
Surface structure
Lithography
protective coatings
Wetting
Machining
abrasives
wettability
machining
reagents
lithography
Geometry
etching
geometry

Keywords

  • Dimples
  • Laser processing
  • Micro-texture
  • Surface texturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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