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Factors That Determine The Specification Of A CO[sub]2[/sub] Laser Machining System
Author(s): Steven A Llewellyn
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Paper Abstract

This paper will outline the basic information that determines the approach that a prospective CO2 laser cutting user will take to the purchase of a system. The ability of this type of machine to cut a wide range of materials will be reviewed along with speed and edge-quality parameters. A discussion of the choices available in the marketplace for each of the basic components in a laser maching system will be presented. Three commercially available laser machining systems will be described and compared and the widely different approach taken by each of the design engineering groups involved will be detailed. The effect of upcoming innovations in CAD-CAM and Robotics on the laser cutting systems of the future will also be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 November 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0668, Laser Processing: Fundamentals, Applications, and Systems Engineering, (12 November 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938905
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Steven A Llewellyn, Photon Sources, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0668:
Laser Processing: Fundamentals, Applications, and Systems Engineering
Walter W. Duley; Robert W. Weeks, Editor(s)

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