Laser Cleaning Corrosion
Lasers Cleaners can provide quick cleaning and surface preparation in virtually all industries. The low-maintenance, easy process to remove rust, corrosion and grease stains, strip paint or coatings even modify surface texture if required, for example, adding roughness to increase adhesion.
- No abrasives were used, so no problems with contaminant separation or disposal.
- No solvents are used, making it chemical-free and environmentally friendly.
- Spatially selective – cleaning only required areas, saving time and costs
- The non-contact process never degrades the quality of base substrate materials.
- Automated processes can lower operating costs by reducing labour.
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Laser Cleaning Steel Surface Preparation and Restoration?
Laser cleaning offers multiple advantages over traditional methods. It does not involve chemicals or abrasive media to be purchased and then requires disposal.
Precise laser cleaning is very controllable compared with other less detailed, and more frequent manual methods.
Laser cleaning can be applied only to specific areas or parts that are hard to access the corrosion. Production line automation is available to maximise productivity and provide the guaranteed repeatability demanded by an increasing number of quality standards.
Laser cleaning for molds covers a wide array of applications, including dies, tire molds, baking moulds, injection molds, and more. Our solutions also allow you to clean molds without needing to dismantle the setup and move to an additional area. In certain circumstances our cleaning systems can even get the job done at the mold’s operating temperatures, so there is no need for a cool-down period after cleaning has been completed — minimising downtime.
SandBlast vs Laser
While the cleaning can be useful with sandblasting and media, the cost is approx. 60% or more in the purchase, collection and disposal of the waste blast media, which often needs separating from the paint debris, leading to issues with EPA Legislation. Many applications of Sand Blasting often stopped or even obsolete due to noise and environmental issues.
Our precision lasers eliminate the blast media problem. They provide a more controlled process that does not accidentally damage a surface through excessive removal—now used on thin and some composite materials that would be damaged by the particle impact. Our precision laser cleaning is always consistent, independent of operator effects, and can scale to suit the project size by the selection of the laser power and parameters
Water vs Laser
Dry ice or water cold blasting has similar characteristics to abrasive blasting but without the problems of coarse material recovery and disposal. However lots of mess and time for cleanup adding to labour costs.
Our precision cleaning with IP62 Ingress Protection Laser Cleaning eliminates operator hearing damage, no special ventilation requirements, and more easily controlled when dealing with smaller pieces.
Chemical vs Laser
Suitable for cleaning surface contamination from a whole part, chemical cleaning is hard to apply to a particular area. Disposing of the chemicals is an increasingly costly and challenging challenge due to environmental EPA regulations.
Our ultra-precision lasers can be applied selectively. With no chemicals to degrade, quality is consistent, and there are no chemical solvent disposal issues. With no drying time, parts are available immediately.
Thermal Heat vs Laser
Thermal cleaning produces excessive heat used for removing organic contaminants such as polymers and plastics, often damaging the materials.
Laser cleaning is dramatically faster. It can remove a broader range of materials, including dissimilar metals and the temperature of the part remains lower, with less chance of cracking, loss of integrity or distortion. Our water-cooled IPG Lasers can also sanitise and decontaminate biofilm.