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Laser Marking, Laser Cutting, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Engraving, Laser Welding and Printing Fumes

Cost Effective Extraction Solutions for the Laser Marking, Coding and Engraving Industries

Lasers are now an essential tool in industry for cutting, marking, engraving and welding a vast range of materials. Metals are the most commonly worked substrate but organic materials (plastics, paper, wood) are catching up fast. In virtually all the above operations some form of fume is given off as the laser thermally decomposes the substrate to a greater or lesser degree. This fume is a mixture of particulate and gaseous matter. Fume from materials such as metals and glass is mainly particulate, the majority of which is less than 1µ (micron) in diameter. Organic materials, particularly plastics, produce much more complex fumes which are investigated below. The particle size distribution of the airborne particles is shown on graph 1 (above) and with small variations relates to the majority of polymers. Most of the particles are spherical and roughly 90% by weight are less than 1µ in diameter. These particles fall within the respirable range and need to be removed from the working environment to prevent bronchal or lung damage. The gaseous organic compounds produced are known as Volatile Organic Compounds, VOC's. The VOC's produced are a mixture of the following: Aliphatic hydrocarbons: alkane, alkene Aromatic hydrocarbons: benzene, toluene, xylene Aldehyde: formaldehyde Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: benzo(a)pyrene Additionally some materials have other specific groups e.g. PVC polymers generate HCl, 2 component epoxy polymers yield amines and PET generates THF.

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