Precision Laser Cleaning: How It Works | Steamatic Australia

Laser Cleaning: How It Works

Laser cleaning utilises focused laser beams to remove contaminants from surfaces. The laser energy is absorbed by the contaminants, causing them to evaporate or thermally decompose, leaving behind a clean surface. This process is highly precise and can be controlled to remove specific layers of contaminants without damaging the substrate.

Laser Cleaning Advantages:

  1. Precision: Laser offers unparalleled precision, allowing for the removal of contaminants with exceptional accuracy and control.
  2. No Abrasives or Chemicals: Since laser is a non-contact process, it does not require the use of abrasive media or chemicals, and doesn’t require water, making it a more environmentally friendly choice.
  3. Minimal Residue: Laser produces minimal waste and residue, making it suitable for applications where residue would be problematic.
  4. No Secondary Contamination: Laser eliminates the risk of secondary contamination, as there is no blasting media involved in the process.


In the past, this method was perceived as slow and costly, hindering its widespread adoption. However, with recent technological advancements, we are witnessing a significant transformation in its capabilities. New technology adaptations have led to a remarkable increase in quality and uptake of precision laser cleaning. This newfound efficiency and effectiveness are economically outperforming traditional methods like dry ice blasting. As a result, laser cleaning is now being embraced by industries seeking superior cleaning solutions that offer both precision and cost-effectiveness.

At Steamatic, we have leading laser cleaning equipment available to clean at large scales. Contact us to find out more.

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