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Laser-induced color marking of stainless steel
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the analysis of the impact of selected process parameters on the resulting laser color marking. The study was conducted for AISI 304 multipurpose stainless steel using a commercially available industrial fiber laser. It was determined how various process parameters, such as laser power, scanning speed of the laser beam, temperature of the material, location of the sample relative to the focal plane, affect the repeatability of the colors obtained. For objective assessment of color changes, an optical spectrometer and the CIE color difference parameter ΔEab * were used.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8703, Laser Technology 2012: Applications of Lasers, 87030G (22 January 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2014977
Show Author Affiliations
Arkadiusz J. Antonczak, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Maciej Nowak, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Pawel Koziol, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Pawel R. Kaczmarek, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Adam T. Waz, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Krzysztof M. Abramski, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8703:
Laser Technology 2012: Applications of Lasers
Wiesław L Woliński; Zdzisław Jankiewicz; Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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