Metal Cutting Fume Extraction

The CMAXX dust and fume collector is the perfect system for metal cutting processes, including CNC machining, plasma or laser cutting, and grinding. Metal cutting produces hazardous fumes, requiring a well-designed fume extraction system. For metal cutting fume extraction, there are many different applications that need specially designed solutions. These applications include:

  • CNC Machining
  • Plasma Cutting
  • Laser Cutting
  • Oxy-fuel cutting
  • Grinding
  • Drilling
  • Sawing
  • Milling
  • Deburring

A metal cutting fume extraction system can meet NFPA standards and OSHA regulations. By removing hazardous fumes from the air, fume extraction keeps exposures within OSHA limits. This improves worker health and safety. With fire and explosion safety systems, the system will meet NFPA standards for handling combustible dust.

Metal cutting often requires very tight tolerances and very high accuracy. A metal cutting fume extraction system must be designed not to interfere with the precision of the machines. Hoods, fume arms, and downdraft tables are all options to extract metal cutting fumes without obstructing access to the cutting process.

Metal cutting may involve many different metals and alloys. This includes common metals like carbon steel or aluminum, or more exotic metals like titanium. Our CMAXX metal cutting fume extraction systems are designed for the type of metal you use in your process. Special solutions are available for highly combustible or hazardous metal fumes.

Possible Equipment

The CMAXX with DeltaMAXX filters is designed for applications like metal cutting fume extraction. The particles in the fumes are very small, and this system with the correct filters can capture these sub-micron particles. Systems can be ambient, filtering all the air in the entire work space. They can also be source capture, with hoods or downdraft tables acting as fume extraction capture points.

Some metal cutting, grinding, or deburring applications may produce fumes and larger dust particles. Imperial Systems can design a metal cutting fume extraction system with the right airflow to handle a variety of particle sizes.

For examples of some of our metal cutting fume projects, feel free to see the case studies below. For more information on combustible dust or the use of cutting tables, please see our white papers for more details.