Comparison of CLeaning Techniques

The comparison table below shows how the various cleaning techniques compare to one another. You'll notice the advantages the laser cleaning method has compared to other popular cleaning methods like dry-ice blasting, sand blasting and glass bead blasting to name a few.

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Cleaning TechniqueLaser cleaningDry IceSandGlass BeadsWalnut ShellsWaterSteamSolvents
Waste for DisposalNoNoYesYesYesYesNoYes
AbrasiveNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNo
Toxic wasteNoNoYesYesYesYesNoYes
Electrically ConductiveNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
Comsumable neededNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Other gear requieredNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYes
Preparation intensiveNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYes
Environment friendlyYesCO2 NoNoNoNoNoNoNo
NoisyVery LowVery HighVery HighVery HighHighHighMediumLow
VibrationNoYesYesYesYesYesMediumNo
Dry processYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNo
HazardousLowHighVery HighVery HighVery HighHighHighMedium
Cause airborne particulesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
At-line-online cleaningYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Work on hot or cold surfaceYesSometimeYesYesYesNoYesNo
Extra Nozzle or tools to shape flowNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Performance ComparisonExcellentGreatOkOkLimitedOkPoorLimited