The Basics of Laser Fume Extraction

Airborne dust and fumes generated during the laser cutting process can harm both workers and equipment if they are not properly controlled. Today’s laser cutting machinery is typically designed to allow “plug and play” installation of fume collection equipment. Selecting the right collection system, however, is a multi-faceted decision.

This white paper will help facilitate the decision-making process by examining five key areas of concern:

  • Health risks
  • Fire and explosion hazards
  • Equipment design considerations
  • Maintenance and operational factors
  • Benefits of air recirculation downstream of the fume collector

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