Laser Cutting Dust Collection
Reducing the Risk of Laser Cutting Dust Exposure
Laser cutting is an industrial process growing in popularity. Its advantages are well known: increased production efficiency, lower consumable costs, lower direct labor costs through automation and so on. However, as any operator of this process knows, there are also challenges involved. Laser cutting produces a serious amount of dust, and that dust has numerous, sometimes unforeseen, consequences.
Improving air quality should be a high priority in today’s manufacturing environment. Dust can be very harmful to workers’ health and can threaten a company’s regulatory compliance. A visible haze can also limit the ability to recruit the best workers, a growing concern in the recent competitive hiring scene. There are also major process complications which can occur when a laser beam hits a cloud of dust. Fortunately, measures exist to mitigate all of these problems.