Industrial laser cleaning , also known as laser ablation, is the process of eliminating an undesired material from a solid surface by irradiating it with a laser beam. Our laser cleaning systems use a fiber laser engine. They are pulsed lasers in the nanosecond regime. Meaning they can send pulses in lengths of billionth of a second.
A laser cleaning system is tuned with different parameters depending on the application. With the right parameters and configuration the user can remove coatings or undesirables selectively. A targeted material will absorb the energy, be heated in a fraction of a second and evaporate. This process is also known as sublimation. It can be compared to thousands of miniature explosions per second following a pre-determined pattern. By tuning the laser you can then adjust the depths to which those explosions penetrate to remove or not remove a desired material.