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Common Automotive Cleaning Mistakes

Common Automotive Cleaning Mistakes

6 COMMON AUTOMOTIVE CLEANING MISTAKES 1. TAKING SHORTCUTS In a production environment where small savings can add up quickly, it’s tempting for manufacturers to look for the cheapest, quickest result. Unfortunately, things that seem cost-effective in the moment can have unintended consequences down the road. In the case of cleaning, shortcuts don’t always pay off. […]

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Alternative to Needle Guns

When it comes to removing layers of contaminant or coatings from parts and equipment, effectiveness is often the primary determining factor. Questions of efficiency, cost, and ease-of-use often come later. If you can find a solution that gets the job done and provides added benefits, it can be a game changer for your entire operation. One of […]

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hexavalent chromium removal

Hexavalent Chromium Removal

Hexavalent chromium may not be a household name for most, but for those in the aerospace and military industries, it’s hard to avoid. The specialized parts and equipment used in each of these industries require special coatings to ensure performance and longevity. However, an unfortunate side effect of these compounds is that many of them […]

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Selecting Supporting Optics

Selecting Your Supporting Optics

A laser point of emission is the source of your laser cleaning solution, which is why it’s so important that you have the correct supporting optics for your needs. Often, cookie-cutter laser cleaning solutions — also known as off-the-shelf solutions — will use one optic that may or may not be right for your project. […]

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How Fume Extraction Works

How Does Fume Extraction Work?

No matter your laser solution — whether it’s for cutting metal and etching, tattoo removal, or safely removing contaminants — your process can result in fumes, particles, dust, and hazardous chemicals becoming airborne. To prevent these dangerous microparticles and gases from impacting your operators or the environment, your laser solution needs a powerful filter to […]

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Laser Wire Stripping

In the world of electric vehicles, it is often the sleek designs and high-tech accoutrements that catch the eye of the public. However, one of the more exciting recent developments in electric car manufacturing is something often hidden to the casual consumer — improvements in wire stripping. Laser ablation technology is now being used to […]

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US Air Force Laser Cleaning

U.S. Air Force Laser Cleaning

Vehicles and equipment in the US Air Force face a grueling existence. They are placed in the most extreme conditions and expected to perform with both strength and reliability, time and time again. Maintaining and servicing these vital aircraft and equipment, therefore, is no small task. When the time comes to remove those layers of […]

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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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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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