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Slag-free laser cutting for aluminum
Author(s): A. Mostafa; Z. Kalazi; Janos Takacs
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Paper Abstract

During cutting certain materials like aluminum by using CO2 laser, slag is generated and attached to the lower edge of the cut kerf. This slag is generally not accepted and is difficult to remove. This paper describes the results of an experimental program to prevent the slag attachment by painting the rear surface of the work piece with a thin layer of aluminum oxyacetylene welding flux. Results shows that perfectly slag-free cut can be obtained by this method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2207, Laser Materials Processing: Industrial and Microelectronics Applications, (7 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184730
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A. Mostafa, Technical Univ. of Budapest (Hungary)
Z. Kalazi, Technical Univ. of Budapest (Hungary)
Janos Takacs, Technical Univ. of Budapest (Hungary)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2207:
Laser Materials Processing: Industrial and Microelectronics Applications
Eckhard Beyer; Maichi Cantello; Aldo V. La Rocca; Lucien Diego Laude; Flemming O. Olsen; Gerd Sepold, Editor(s)

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