Is laser cleaning right for your business?
There’s a lot to consider if you’re thinking about starting a laser cleaning business or if laser cleaning is right for your needs. You must be confident that whichever laser you purchase will produce the desired results. Your product requires slightly different laser configurations or solutions, from optics to wattages, to ensure optimal performance. So, is laser cleaning appropriate for your company? And, if so, which solution is best suited to your requirements?
How does laser cleaning work?
Laser cleaning technology works by directing nanosecond-long laser light pulses at a surface. When it interacts with contaminants that absorb laser light, the contaminants or coating particles either turn into a gas or are pushed away from the surface by the pressure of the interaction.
Laser cleaning is unrivaled in its ability to clean all the way down to the bare metal of your product when used with the proper laser settings and equipment. HGSTAR Laser specializes in laser cleaning solution know-how and application to create the formula for your specific situation. Once we’ve identified the optimal combination of settings and equipment, the process can be replicated across multiple setups, allowing us to work more efficiently while maintaining the integrity of the surface we’re cleaning.
The benefits of laser cleaning
Aside from removing contaminants without causing damage to the substrate, laser cleaning is ideal for capturing and containing hazardous materials such as coatings, lead paints, and asbestos. This means it’s better for the environment and produces no extra waste.
What laser solution do you require?
The best laser solution is entirely dependent on which product needs to be cleaned or prepared, which environment it will primarily be used in, and what contaminants you’re attempting to remove, among other factors. We’ll test your products in our on-site lab to help answer these questions. Based on the results of those tests, our hgstar laser partner will design a solution tailored to your specific application and environment.
How much is the laser cleaning machine
Low-powered lasers start around $10,000, while high-powered lasers start around $30,000 — the required laser is largely determined by the operation and application, rather than the quality of laser cleaning.
Can laser cleaning be safe?
When used correctly, laser ablation is one of the safest ways to clean contaminants, both for the environment and for your employees. Only an optical hazard zone and safety glasses are required to operate your laser solution. In some cases, an enclosure may be used to clean small applications. When using an enclosure, safety glasses are not required. We will provide comprehensive laser safety training when you purchase one of our laser solutions.