The removal of oxides from metal substrates is one of the best applications for laser cleaning, since oxides absorb laser energy very well.
The laser will remove oxides from all kinds of metals at high speed.
Adapt laser cleaning systems are being used by leading OEMs to remove oxide from Aluminum or Titanium prior to laser welding.
Depending on the chosen energy level, the laser can remove oxides with or without creating a surface profile.
Some applications, such a glue bonding to aluminum, require an oxide free and rough surface. The laser can provide both in one step. The removal of heat stains on the other hand is possible without creating a surface roughness.
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