Laser technology is now standard in the machining industry when processing metal and organic material (e. g., plastic, timber). The resultant increase in precision and productivity is also associated with an increased emission of pollutants, sometimes in the submicroscopic range. This affects the health of the operator and the functioning of the laser system. Consequently, a dust extraction system is required to ensure effective dust collection and separation.
While conventional dry scrubbers can be used for metallic and non-metallic dust, special separation processes are necessary for organic material.