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how to avoid spatter sticking from lasering .062 304 ss

how to avoid spatter sticking from lasering .062 304 ss

how to avoid spatter sticking from lasering .062 304 ss

I'm having a laser shop cut some parts for me out of 304 ss with a mirror finish. Every start point of the laser on inside cuts of slots that are .060 wide I get spatter that blows out and sticks to the part.
Is there a way to avoid this?

Thanks for any and all help.

RE: how to avoid spatter sticking from lasering .062 304 ss

Adjust the lead in if is possible and depends of the laser machine -modify the laser piercing power and gas pressure. Something what I do if none of this is working is I spray the sheet with  welder anti spatter solution and for as everything is working perfect   

RE: how to avoid spatter sticking from lasering .062 304 ss

Agree 100% with laserbyspeed.  Pulse piercing may be a possibility too but I prefer spraying the sheet with anti-spatter solution.  This works the best.

RE: how to avoid spatter sticking from lasering .062 304 ss

If it's possible you can pierce with low oxygen gas pressure and power and cut after with nitrogen I guess Remenber to make a dwell between those gas !!

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