How does laser cleaning work?
Laser cleaning is one of the more modern versions of the cleaning process. And it has rapidly replaced more traditional methods such as dry-ice blasting or media blasting. Due to the numerous benefits that it provides.
It offers these benefits as it works in a significantly different way to the processes that have preceded it.
Furthermore, using a fiber laser as the medium also works in a much different way to other types of laser cleaning methods.
We have explored this in more detail below. And we have explained why fiber laser cleaning is the most efficient, safe and cost-effective cleaning solution on the market.
The aim of this process is simple; to clean the surface of a material (e.g. metal) that it is working with.
So how does the process actually work? A laser beam is pulsed at the surface of a material, irradiating and vaporising the layer until the desired depth of ablation has been reached. The pulse’s output power and wavelength can be controlled, offering the user a great deal of control when it comes to vaporising a material’s surface with a high degree of accuracy.
How does the vaporisation work? The contaminants that are on the surface layer of the material, such as the rubber or paint, absorb the beam as it is directed at it. The heat of this beam quickly irradiates this material.