How Laser Cleaning Works

What is Laser Cleaning?

The energy of a focused laser beam is used to ablate – break molecular bonds and vaporize – unwanted material, be it contaminants or coatings on a surface. The technology can effectively remove corrosion, residue, paint, and other substances without damaging the underlying substrate.

This process is non-contact, controlled, and precise, allowing for the selective removal of unwanted layers.

Laser cleaning is becoming more widely adopted in various industries due to its precision, efficiency, eco-friendliness, and the minimal damage it causes to the surface being cleaned.

Benefits of Laser Cleaning

Operator Safety

Laser cleaning eliminates the need for hazardous consumables that harm the health of operator.


Laser cleaning is precise and accurate, allowing for the effective treatment of targeted surfaces.


The technology can be automated, further enhancing efficiency while reducing the need for manual labor.


Laser cleaning technology can be tailored to fit the unique needs of operators regardless of the industry or application.


The process is non-contact, preventing physical damage to worked-on material.

No Secondary Waste

Laser cleaning produces minimal waste and only requires electric power to operate, making it environmentally friendly.

Laser Solutions by Industry


Ensure the integrity of critical surfaces and prevent aircraft safety issues


Integrate laser technology into your operations for sustainable vehicle MRO


Adopt our laser systems to achieve operational excellence and remain prepared

Battery Manufacturing

Choose eco-friendly not just on the road, but also at the factory


Improve practices in nuclear decontamination and decommissioning


Upgrade boat maintenance and manufacturing


Optimize spacecraft MRO with laser technology


Achieve optimal performance with sustainable solutions

Safety Advantages

Laser cleaning is an innovative method of industrial surface processing that minimizes the risk of silicosis, a major cause of concern with sandblasting. We provide laser cleaning systems that are certified by the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). Several of our cutting-edge products meet the full requirements for a stand-alone laser system as defined by 21 CFR 1040.10 under the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968.

Our laser cleaning systems sport extra security features including a manual reset, a key-locked laser power switch, and a remote interlock connector, which serve to prevent accidental exposure to laser radiation. Other features include an exhaust outlet for fume extraction and a Class I viewing port in enclosed laser systems for easy installation and safe observation of the cleaning process.

Our Laser Cleaning Systems

CleanTech LPC-50-CTHD

CleanTech LPC-100-CTHD

CleanTech LPC-2000-CTHD

In our CleanTech line of laser cleaning systems, you’ll find solutions that satisfy all your cleaning and surface preparation needs. Our standalone units can be seamlessly integrated into production lines, while our portable CleanTech handheld systems are perfect for use in the field or on the factory floor. When you select our state-of-the-art laser technology, you are opting for safe, convenient, and reliable surface preparation.

If you are interested in learning more about our laser cleaning, marking, cutting, welding, or engraving systems, please contact our sales department at [email protected].

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