The process begins with the equipment being cleaned in an ultrasonic bath containing a detergent solution. This solution loosens any dirt or grime stuck on the surface of your piece, allowing it to be wiped away by hand without damaging your piece’s finish. Next, the surface is dried using compressed air or vacuums before being placed under high-powered lasers that remove any remaining contaminants from its surface using heat energy (the same way other methods like steam would).
The Laser-Cleaning Process
The laser-cleaning process begins with the laser being focused down to a very narrow beam. This allows it to be directed at tight spaces and get into crevices on precision equipment where dirt and grime can hide.
Next, the laser beam is directed at the contamination on your equipment that needs cleaning. Using heat from the beam, this filth evaporates without damaging any components of your machine or leaving any residue behind (more on how this works below).
The last step in this process is using air movement systems to ensure all dirt particles are removed from delicate parts like lenses or mirrors before they are cleaned with solvents such as alcohol or acetone
First, the laser is focused down to a very narrow beam.
First, the laser is focused down to a very narrow beam. The beam is pointed at the surface containing the coating. The laser beam heats up that coating and vaporizes it from its container.
The beam is pointed at the surface containing the coating.
The beam is pointed at the surface containing the coating. The beam is focused to a narrow spot on the surface, which has been selected by an operator using a control panel on the machine or computer system controlling it. This small area of intense light energy is small enough to reach all parts of your part including areas inside components as small as one cubic millimeter in size. In fact, you can use our laser cleaning service for anything from very small items like bearings, springs and pins to larger items like actuation levers and wear plates within machines that require precision cleaning.
The high energy density of the beam results in ionization of the air near the surface. This is known as a plasma.
The laser creates plasma by breaking molecules into ions and electrons through selective photodisassociation and photofission reactions, respectively. These reactions occur when an intense light source breaks apart molecules or atoms by exciting them to such high energies that they break apart into elemental components, leaving behind nothing but charged particles.
In areas with a high concentration of contaminants, more material will vaporize resulting in higher concentrations of plasma. This can be observed as sparks or tinging sound on areas with excess grime.
The laser beam is focused down to a very narrow beam. The beam is pointed at the surface containing the coating.
The high energy density of the beam results in ionization of the air near the surface, creating plasma with an electric field around it. An electrical current flows from this plasma along and into your precision equipment, removing contaminants as it goes.
The expanded plasma locally heats and expands, projecting debris away from the surface, removing it.
The expanded plasma locally heats and expands, projecting debris away from the surface, removing it. This process occurs without affecting the surface of the equipment. Laser cleaning is not a chemical process and there are no chemicals to clean up after laser cleaning is complete.
A laser removes grime by projecting it away through heating and expansion of air around it.
The laser cleans by heating and expanding the air around it. This results in a high-velocity stream of air that removes dirt by sweeping it away. The process is called ionization, since it creates charged particles in the air surrounding the cleaning area. These charged particles take on different levels of polarity depending on their position within the beam of light emitted by the laser, which is focused down to a very narrow beam with great precision.
When directed at an object coated with dust or grime, this ionized gas causes friction between itself and any contaminants found on its surface—which results in both their removal and their subsequent disintegration into smaller pieces!