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Laser caving and image processing: two technologies combined
Author(s): Rolf-Juergen Ahlers; Andre Brandes
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Paper Abstract

New manufacturing technologies such as laser cutting, laser caving and laser marking have highly evolved in recent years. If it comes to the point where digitized data are needed for rapid prototyping, small batches, etc., either time consuming scanning methods or programming `by hand' are needed. New developments relate image processing methods to these tasks. Applied to laser cutting and laser caving applications the features and the usefulness of vision technologies are described. Especially the complex manufacturing process `laser caving' highlights the applicability of image processing technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2246, Laser Materials Processing and Machining, (4 November 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.193110
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Rolf-Juergen Ahlers, Rauschenberger GmbH & Co. (Germany)
Andre Brandes, Rauschenberger GmbH & Co. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2246:
Laser Materials Processing and Machining
Rolf-Juergen Ahlers; Peter Hoffmann; Hermann Lindl; Ruediger Rothe, Editor(s)

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