Laser cleaning solutions are extremely useful for removing contaminants and providing a pristine surface for bonding and welding. It’s been used by the United States Air Force, NASA, and has even cleaned the pyramids. But, laser systems aren’t the right solution for everything. And, its uses and capabilities are often confused with other forms of lasers. What are the most common laser cleaning myths? And, how can laser cleaning help your business?
WHAT IS LASER CLEANING?
Laser cleaning uses thousands of pulses per second to absorb and remove contaminants from the surface of your product without damaging the substrate. Also called laser ablation, laser cleaning has a variety of uses — from pre-weld treatments to hazardous coating removal and more. Not only is it considered one of the safest forms of media cleaning, but it also produces little to no additional waste — making it safe for the environment too. Laser cleaning is ideal for small, targeted areas, providing effective cleaning for:
- Navy warships
- Car manufacturing
- Heavy machinery
- Historical artifacts
- Building restoration projects
LEARNING THE FACTS: 3 LASER CLEANING MYTHS
MYTH 1. THE LASERS USED FOR CLEANING ARE THE SAME USED FOR CUTTING
There are multiple different types of lasers — from the ones used in corrective eye surgery to the ones you use to play with your cats. That’s why it’s no surprise that our laser systems are much different than the ones used for cutting — not to mention exponentially safer. Laser cleaning offers pulses of light, whereas cutting lasers are a constant, focused light that cut or breakthrough products. There are many types of equipment, applications, and safety differences due to the nature of our lasers.
MYTH 2. LASER CLEANING IS IDEAL FOR CAR RESTORATION
While laser cleaning is effective at removing hazardous coatings and prepping your products for bonding and welding treatments, there are more suitable solutions for car restoration. Our laser solutions are best for smaller, targeted areas, and the products needing cleaning for car restoration are often larger, intricate, or difficult to see with the naked eye. But, laser cleaning is ideal for car manufacturing.
MYTH 3. HIGH-POWERED IS BETTER THAN LOW-POWERED LASER SOLUTIONS
At Adapt Laser, we provide a variety of laser solutions — low-, mid-, and high-powered. But, even though the high-powered lasers emit a higher wattage, that doesn’t translate to being more effective than the other lasers. Our laser systems are custom-built for your needs. Your product has a unique damage threshold, and by testing it in our on-site lab, we can determine which wattage of laser is best for your needs. No matter which laser solution you have, you can trust that it will clean your products quickly and effectively.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT LASER FOR YOUR NEEDS
Knowing which laser solution you need can be difficult — and you won’t be able to determine it alone. That’s why our sales team is available to answer any of your questions. We’ll test your products on-site in our lab, identify the right laser for your needs, and custom-build it for the job. Plus, we’ll bust any other laser myths that may be keeping you from trying out the solution for yourself.
WHATEVER YOUR NEEDS, ADAPT LASER HAS A SOLUTION FOR IT
Adapt Laser specializes in the know-how and application of laser cleaning solutions. We offer products with a range between 20 and 1,600 watts and provide training to ensure your employees can get the most from their laser cleaning solutions. We’ve equipped a variety of industries and companies with laser cleaning solutions — including military and defense for the US Airforce and Navy — and hundreds of organizations trust our state-of-the-art laser cleaning solutions.