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Advances in drilling with fiber lasers
Author(s): Mohammed Naeem
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Paper Abstract

High brightness quasi- continuous wave (QCW) and continuous wave (CW) fiber lasers are routinely being used for cutting and welding for a range of industrial applications. However, to date very little work has been carried out or has been reported on laser drilling with these laser sources. This work describes laser drilling ((trepan and percussion) of nickel based superalloys (thermal barrier coated and uncoated) with a high power QCW fiber laser. This presentation will highlight some of the most significant aspect of laser drilling, i.e. SmartPierceTM, deep hole drilling and small hole drilling. These advances in processing also demonstrate the potential for fiber laser processing when an advanced interface between laser and an open architecture controller are used.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9657, Industrial Laser Applications Symposium (ILAS 2015), 965705 (1 July 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2182662
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Mohammed Naeem, Prima Power Laserdyne LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9657:
Industrial Laser Applications Symposium (ILAS 2015)
Mike Green; Cath Rose, Editor(s)

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