Industrial laser cleaning , also known as laser ablation, is the process of eliminating an undesired material from a solid surface by irradiating it with a laser beam. Our laser cleaning systems use a fiber laser engine. They are pulsed lasers in the nanosecond regime. Meaning they can send pulses in lengths of billionth of a second.

A laser cleaning system is tuned with different parameters depending on the application. With the right parameters and configuration the user can remove coatings or undesirables selectively.  A targeted material will absorb the energy, be heated in a fraction of a second and evaporate. This process is also known as sublimation. It can be compared to thousands of miniature explosions per second following a pre-determined pattern. By tuning the laser you can then adjust the depths to which those explosions penetrate to remove or not remove a desired material.

Given that the removed material is a vapor or an ultrafine particulate, it is easily aspirated with proper fume extraction at the source. This is key to capturing the sometimes hazardous fumes. Insuring the fume extraction has the right filters for the application ensures unparalleled worker safety and waste containment.

Some of the benefits of laser cleaning are:

  • Surface remains dry
  • Highly accurate
  • Quiet
  • Non-abrasive
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to automate
  • Safe for any kind of substrate, even very delicate surfaces
  • Unrivaled level of control
  • No unwanted side effects
  • Not abrasive or potentially hazardous
  • Suitable for hard-to-reach areas or surfaces
  • Suitable for use in hazardous or dangerous environments
  • Lower operational costs than other cleaning techniques
  • Absolute minimum of residue
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Quick installation and setup time
  • Environmentally friendly