A Couple Potential Risks When Using Laser Cutting Tools

November 17 17:35 2016 Print This Article

Laser cutting machines have really helped to change the manufacturing industries.  These machines are far more efficient and effective for intricate material cuts and engravings than mechanical blades ever were.  Of course, while these actions and jobs are now more precise than ever before, laser cutting machines do introduce a new set of associated risks that you should remember.

Every industrial machine bears certain risks, particularly if their job is to cut through textiles.  They all have moving parts, of course, and probably require electricity for operation.  As such, here are a few of the potential physical and health risks associated with operating Cancam heavy machinery; even when you operate them properly.Image result for Using Laser Cutting Tools


Obviously, any machine that can cut through any material is going to pose a physical danger.  While laser cutting tools do not use metal blades like traditional cutting tools, the lasers can still pose a similar threat.  Regardless of what you are cutting with a laser always be sure to wear safety gear (including, potentially, and not limited to: goggles, gloves, smock, mask, etc) to minimize the physical danger associated with any type of cutting tool.


Primarily, laser cutting tools use extreme heat to melt through whatever material you need to cut.  That could include wood, ceramics, plastic, rubber, metals, or even glass.  When you use a laser to cut through a textile it will “burn” but result in a smoother cut with little-to-no dust or noise.  The result is a cleaner, faster cut.  

However, while there may be less dust as a result, there will still be some dust, even if just very little.  It is important to remember this and to protect yourself because you may not even be able to see it.  And you could inhale it.  Similarly, when you use a laser to cut through any material—particularly something synthetic or manufactured—it could release certain noxious chemicals into the air. They may be innocuous after a moment or two, but if you were to inhale them it could be a potential health hazard.  

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