Unrivaled and reliable laser fume extraction
Laser marking, laser cutting, laser welding, laser structuring, laser ablation, selective laser melting - all of them are increasingly utilized in modern industrial manufacturing processes. Unfortunately, they produce hazardous particles and particulate matter that might have negative impact on humans, machinery and products, though.
The LAS laser fume extraction series covers the entire range of air cleaning technologies – for any laser process in many industries as well as handcraft and research.
Addtionally, ULT's laser fume extractors are widely uitilzed in additive manufacturing processes - for inert gas cleaning as well as post-processing tasks.
Overview LAS series for laser fume extraction:
Video on fume extraction technology for critical laser processes
Laser fume as an example of hazardous substances
Currently, laser technology can be found in many industries such as electronics, machinery, medical, in metal and plastics processing, additive manufacturing, battery cell production, to name a few. For example, in metal processing dusts containing heavy metals are released that may accumulate in the human body. During processing of alloyed metals, contained substances such as nickel, cobalt and chromium are released. The pyrolysis of organic substances may generate dioxins or hydrogen chloride. Furthermore, laser fume contains fine dust and particulates down to nanoscale size that may, in the worst case, lead to respiratory diseases, cardiovascular problems, and an increased cancer risk.
Apart from the quality of work due to permanent fume and odor nuisance, machinery can also be damaged by soiling and chemical reactions of their products. Particularly in the area of fine mechanical work, where precision has long since arrived in the micron range, any kind of impact by particles must be avoided.
The resulting laser fume and dusts may have an impact on people, machines and products. Employees who are absent for the long term due to illness have, in addition to the health aspect, just as much economic influence on a company as machines that do not manufacture precisely due to contamination. Maintenance work, post-production and consequent loss of image as well as dwindling customer inquiries are just some of the negative effects.
There is a solutions for all these problems: Laser fume extraction technology, which reliably protects equipment and employee health, and additionally, considers changing process parameters.
By now, laser fume extraction covers a wide range of laser processing. Nearly all laser processes to be found in manufacturing industries are supported. From interconnection and separation technologies, surface processing such as welding, sintering, melting or marking, or production processes such as additive manufacturing – all these processes generate harmful substances that might show extreme impact on human health. Therefore, laser fume extraction is a must.
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