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 Technique Laser cleaning Dry Ice Sand Glass Beads Walnut Shells Water Steam Solvents
Waste for Disposal No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Abrasive No No Yes Yes Yes No No No
Toxic waste No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Electrically Conductive No No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Comsumable needed No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Other gear requiered No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Preparation intensive No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Environment friendly Yes CO2 No No No No No No No
Noisy Very Low Very High Very High Very High High High Medium Low
Vibration No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Medium No
Dry process Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Hazardous Low High Very High Very High Very High High High Medium
Cause airborne particules No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
At-line-online cleaning Yes No No No No Yes No No
Work on hot or cold surface Yes Sometime Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Extra Nozzle or tools to shape flow No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Performance Comparison Excellent Great Ok Ok Limited Ok Poor Limited