Dust Collection is used in laser cutting applications to clean the air of harmful particulate and toxic fumes.
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Laser cutting is a much more clean and efficient way to cut steel, copper, and other materials. The industry even helped cut and weld materials for WWII. Despite its' great advantages compared to regular welding, the problem of particulate still exists. At Environmental Filter, we can help with your dust collection needs for applications like laser cutting.
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Dust Collection in Laser / Plasma Cutting
Health & Safety of Workers
Control Dust, Smoke, & Fumes
Reduce Risks of Combustible Dust
Keeping Machinery Clean
Health & Safety Risks
Laser Cutting generates particulate, smoke and even fumes. Due the health and safety risks this harmful particulate poses, it is important that facility and the workers are protected. Like welding, laser cutting generates metallic dust particles and other pollutants such as those listed below.
• Metallic Dust Particles - Particulate generated cause a number of health effects such as eye and skin irritation. These particles can also interfere with machinery. No one wants to work in an environment that is unclean and unsafe.
• Hexavalent Chromium - Like weling, laser cutting can also produce this toxic substance from the release of fumes and particulate from tainless steel and other chrome alloys. Exposure can lead to serious conditions such as lung cancer, respiratory illness, and more. HEPA filtration is recommended.
• Harmful Gases & Fumes - As materials are being cut, a beam of light is used to cut through materials. When this happens gases and fumes are released into the air. Most laser cutting tables use ventilation systems.
Laser Cutting vs. Plasma Cutting
Laser and plasma cutting are both processes used to cut various materials. While these terms are often times used interchangably, there are noticeable differences between the two. It all depends on the application, the material being cut, and the type of cut needed.
• Laser cutting uses a focused beam of light / laser beam to cut through materials. Much more precise cuts are achieved through this method than plasma cutting.
• Plasma cutting uses plasma created from ionized gas to cut. This method can handle thicker materials than laser cutting. Typically this method is much cheaper.
• Despite the differences, both of these applications require dust collection as a health and safety precaution.
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