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Laser cutting of aluminum with high-repetition-rate pulses
Author(s): Warren Maher
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Paper Abstract

The precision laser machining (PLM) consortium is developing advanced lasers for machining and investigating process improvements. Recent cutting experiments completed by Boeing at TRW on aluminum alloys included pulse repetition rates up to 220 kHz from a diode-pumped neodymium YAG laser. Overall, cutting speed increased with power over the range tested and results were of a quality and speed to offer promise for manufacturing at the average power levels tested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2993, Lasers as Tools for Manufacturing II, (27 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270036
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Warren Maher, Boeing Defense & Space Group (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2993:
Lasers as Tools for Manufacturing II
Leonard R. Migliore; Ronald D. Schaeffer, Editor(s)

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