Laser welding of plastics and metals is now common place.
Most welding of plastics only softens or melts the substrate bonding them together rather than burning. As a result no actual fume is generated, but some plastics may produce an unpleasant smell. Welding metals however can produce hazardous fume, especially if they are anti corrosion coated such as Zintac.
A variety of toxic fumes and particulates are generated when different substrates are being lasered. These contaminates are known within the industry as LGACs (Laser Generated Air Contaminates). LGACs of different makeup can react in the extreme within the filter separation process.
Applying this knowledge, we have developed our ADVANTAGE range of fume elimination systems are designed specifically for such a broad base of lasered substrate materials.