rotator Powder Coating Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Skip Navigation LinksHome) Item Details
Powder Coating is the only technical publication devoted to the Powder Coating industry and other green finishing technologies.
Technical Articles
Item Details:
Publication Date: 04/2006
Pages: 3
PDF Format
Related Item(s):
Recommended Item:
Scaling back: Removing laser scale from ferrous metal parts

With the popularity of laser cutting, many of you are running across a material on the parts that you're unfamiliar with or are familiar with but don't know how to remove. That material is called laser scale, which is formed during the laser cutting process. This article describes what laser scale is, how it is formed, and how to get rid of it to prevent rejects.

As the popularity of CNC laser cutting machines has increased over the past several years, manufacturers have been faced with the necessary evil of removing the scale created during the cutting process. To understand thoroughly why it's important to remove laser scale from your fabricated parts and how it can best be removed, you need to know how laser scale is formed, how it can be minimized, and how it differs from another common scale, mill scale.

To read this entire article:

You may purchase this article now for personal use. Simply click the Buy Item button above, enter your payment details, and download the article. It will be available to you for 7 days for viewing, printing, or saving for future reference. All articles are copyrighted by CSC Publishing, Inc. and cannot be used for commercial purposes without express permission in writing from the Publisher. This includes but is not limited to: web posting, printing, or sharing via email.


Your payment information is forwarded in an encrypted form, using 40- or 128-bit Secure Socket Layer technology, only to our payment gateway ( for processing.


To view an article, you must have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. Click on the icon to download Acrobat Reader free of charge.

      Copyright 2017, CSC Publishing Inc. ALL Rights Reserved * Privacy policy