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Laser Back Reflection

What is Laser Back Reflection & How Does It Impact Your Laser?

Laser ablation is one of the safest and most effective methods for cleaning products and prepping surfaces for bonding, welding, and coating. But, there are still some safety precautions that must take place when operating your laser solution. This includes laser safety glasses, participating in training, and creating a designated optical hazard zone. The reason […]

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fume-extractors-guide

Buying Guide for Fume Extractor Filters

Fume extractors are essential for safely removing hazardous chemicals and other contaminants from your products. But, not all filter units are made the same. As the exclusive provider of TEKA filters in North America, Adapt Laser provides quality fume extractor filter units for your laser processing solutions. But, what makes them different? What are your […]

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OSHA Requirements for Laser Cleaners

Tips for Meeting OSHA Laser Cleaner Requirements

When you purchase a laser cleaning solution from Adapt Laser, you’re required to appoint a laser safety officer. This person is responsible for ensuring that training occurs and that all safety regulations are met. One such standard is a yearly review required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). During this review, they’ll monitor how well […]

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Changing Laser Cleaning Locations

How To: Changing Laser Cleaning Locations

Your laser solution has been specially designed to operate most effectively in a particular environment. Whether you chose your designated optical zone to be in a temperature-controlled room where you could easily integrate locking mechanisms or you primarily operate behind laser safety curtains in a warehouse, the effectiveness of your laser solution relies on the […]

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Evolution of Laser Cleaning Technology

Evolution of Laser Cleaning Technology

Laser cleaning is the best option for removing contaminants safely and effectively from most metals and several non-metal products. It can be used to stop corrosion, treat products pre- and post-weld processes, remove hazardous coatings, and more. But, laser cleaning technology has come a long way since 1973 when J.F. Asmus first proposed that lasers […]

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Laser Cleaning for Non Metals

Laser Cleaning for Non-Metal Products

From the US military to automotive manufacturing plants, laser ablation technology is trusted to deliver effective cleaning results. Most of the time, these projects involve cleaning rust, coating, and other contaminants from hard metal substrates. What you may not realize, however, is that laser cleaning can also be used for some non-metal surfaces as well. […]

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Laser Cleaning Petroglyphs

Laser Cleaning Petroglyphs

Laser cleaning technology has been used for various products — from metals like steel and aluminum to non-metals like stone and other historic restoration projects. But, laser ablation isn’t a suitable method for every scenario where cleaning is needed. One area that has become a learning curve are non-metal historical objects. Our laser solutions have […]

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Laser Cleaning Terminology

Your Guide to Laser Cleaning Terminology

Buying a laser cleaning solution means learning all new terminology. From optics and window protection to comparing COTS and developed solutions, understanding complex terms are the first step toward making an informed decision when it comes to building and operating your laser system. That’s why we’ve created a comprehensive list of the most common laser […]

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Laser Application Add-Ons

5 Laser Application Add-Ons You Need for Your Solution

During the custom-build process for your laser system, we consider every use to ensure your system works optimally for your environmental and operational needs. And, while not all add-ons are necessary for your laser to work effectively, there are some to consider adding that will create an easier experience and make it quicker to troubleshoot […]

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Alternative to Sandblasting

Laser Cleaning as an Alternative to Sandblasting

Sandblasting has long since been considered an effective way to clean surface areas, but did you know that laser cleaning is a safer and less damaging alternative to sandblasting? Whereas sandblasting can damage the substrate you’re trying to clean, laser cleaning provides a non-damaging cleaning option that can actually extend the lifespan of the equipment […]

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