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Semi quantitative approach to the effect of anodized layer thickness on laser cutting of an aluminium alloy
Author(s): Anthony P. Hoult; M. Y. Shan; B. Bryden; Ian R. Pashby
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Paper Abstract

Experimental laser cutting work has been performed on a commonly used sheet aluminum alloy to establish an approximate relationship between maximum laser cutting speed and the thickness of an anodized layer on the surface of the material. Results show a very significant increase in maximum speed, which is maintained even with increasing thickness of the anodized layer well beyond that at which maximum beam absorption is thought to occur.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3092, XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, (4 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270186
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Anthony P. Hoult, Univ. of Warwick (United Kingdom)
M. Y. Shan, Univ. of Warwick (United Kingdom)
B. Bryden, Univ. of Warwick (United Kingdom)
Ian R. Pashby, Univ. of Warwick (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3092:
XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference
Denis R. Hall; Howard J. Baker, Editor(s)

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