ICTM Collaborative R&D 2022

Benchmark: Waterjet- and Laser-Stripping Process of Ceramic and Metallic Coatings on Turbine Blades

Are Waterjet- and Laser-Stripping processes alternatives to remove coatings from turbine blades?

Challenge and Motivation

  • Lifetime of turbine blades can be extended by renewing ceramic thermal barrier and metallic bond coatings.
  • Waterjet- and Laser-Stripping provide a green alternative for coating removal on complex geometries.


  • Technological Benchmark of two competing process technologies for coating removals on complex geometries regarding
    • Process quality
    • Process efficiency.