Why Use Laser Oxide Removal
Laser oxide removal is a great solution for customers needing clean, quality parts. As thermal cutting processes in the metalworking industry increases, the need to remove the oxidation produced by those processes has also increased. This oxidation, or scale left over from thermal cutting, can cause problems for metal finishers and end customers alike.
Carbon oxide forms on the edges of parts when gas is introduced during the thermal metal cutting process, creating a carbon oxide scale that appears as a shiny blue/silver finish on and around the cut areas. The scale is loosely bonded to the part and prevents any proper future paint adhesion. This issue can cause issues like minor paint chipping or flaking to complete delamination.
Laser Oxide Removal at KVF Quad Corporation
KVF Quad can mechanically remove the laser oxide and prepare the substrate for paint process all under one roof, eliminating the need for excessive material handling, extended time requirements and increased costs. Mechanical removal of laser oxide has proven widely successful and is often the required method by many of the country’s largest and most successful manufacturers.