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Laser Rust Removal

WHAT IS IT?

What is Laser rust removal? A laser can be operated at high-speeds to remove dust, rust, and other unwanted particles from the surface of a metal. The
material removal and amount depends on the laser’s power. The laser rust removal process typically doesn’t damage the surface of the metal, instead it dislodges unwanted grime.

Some manufacturers lean towards the laser rust removal process because it offers a safe cleaning option. Instead of relying on harsh chemicals to remove unwanted deposits, you can use the laser rust removal process to yield the same or better results. It’s also extremely fast.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

How does Laser rust removal work? Laser rust removal works by bringing a material coating to the ablation point, rendering rust’s molecular bonds broken. Removing rust with the help of a laser requires high speeds to remove oxides that are formed under the surface of the metal. If you’re unable to reach the ablation threshold, the rust will remain fixed on the surface of the metal. It’s important to note that each metal has a specific ablation threshold, which means that they’ll require various laser specifications in order to achieve the desired results.

WHAT IS THE PRCOESS?

What is the Laser rust removal process? Using a laser at high-speeds allows you to facilitate laser ablation. Laser ablation is the removal of unwanted parts from the surface of a material. When the laser touches the surface of a metal, it’ll break molecular bonds in order to remove rust from the substrate. The process is specific to metal. The laser rust removal process is a good option to consider because it’s eco-friendly, consumable-free, efficient, and less tedious than alternative cleaning methods. But it’s also an alluring option because of its ability to target very specific materials. Lasers can be used to output strong and short bursts of energy in order to facilitate the ablation process. Because of its ability to reach awkward spots, laser rust removal might be a good process for car restoration or similar applications. It can commonly be found before and after welding, because it allows you to prepare a surface for future manufacturing processes.

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