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Surface tension in laser cutting and its impact on cutting performance
Author(s): D. Schuöcker; Richard Majer; Joachim Aichinger
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Paper Abstract

In this work we investigate the dynamic effects occurring during laser cutting of sheet metal. In particular, we focus on the ejection of droplets of molten material on the lower side of the workpiece and the impact of surface tension of the molten material on this process. We also point out how this influences the formation of striations on the cut kerf and other quality defects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8677, XIX International Symposium on High-Power Laser Systems and Applications 2012, 86770N (30 January 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2010263
Show Author Affiliations
D. Schuöcker, Oberösterreichisches Laserzentrum (Austria)
Richard Majer, Oberösterreichisches Laserzentrum (Austria)
Joachim Aichinger, Oberösterreichisches Laserzentrum (Austria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8677:
XIX International Symposium on High-Power Laser Systems and Applications 2012
Kerim R. Allakhverdiev, Editor(s)

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