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FAQ Auto-Darkening Filters

One of the most common eye injuries from UV/IR radiation are retinal burns and flash burns to the cornea. We understand that eye protection is a critical issue for all welders and here are our replies to a few of the most frequent questions we hear about our auto-darkening filters.

How auto-darkening filters work

3M™ Speedglas™ Auto-Darkening Filters (ADF) turn dark the moment an arc is struck and transparent again when welding stops – all the time with full UV/IR protection.

Three decades at the cutting edge

Speedglas veteran Stefan Henriksson is continuously on the lookout for new solutions that improve welder safety.  When he started working with the innovator of Speedglas auto-darkening technology in 1982, he was the company’s fifth employee.

Inspired by your reality

More than 35 years ago, we went to the shipyards of Sweden to study welders working conditions. We found skilled craftsmen blindly striking arcs as they continually nodded their shields down.

From that point on, we committed ourselves to developing tools that would forever improve the world of the welder. Your thoughts and opinions are the bottom line in our continuous search for innovation. Please feel free to address any questions or comments you might have.

Local information can be found at www.speedglas.com.