Oxide layers absorb laser light particularly well and thus can be vaporized and removed very effectively. Oxides are instantly vaporized and ejected from the target surface by very small burst of plasma produced by the pulsed laser beam and so exposed a clean oxide-free surface.
After laser cleaning, and before exposure to atmospheric oxygen and humidity, the surface is active as well as absolutely free of contamination.
Laser Cleaning treated metal surfaces are perfectly prepared for adhesive bonding, welding or coating.
High machining rates of up to 80 cm² per sec
Creation of oxide-free metal surfaces
Laser cleaning efficiency even removes non-laser absorbing contamination from surfaces (e.g. oil, grease, wax release agents, etc)