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Industrial Applications Of Low-Power CO[sub]2[/sub] Lasers
Author(s): John Post Wheeler
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Paper Abstract

Until recently, applications of carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers in industry have primarily used high-power laser systems for cutting and welding. Today, the most rapid growth rate is occuring in applications of small, sealed laser systems to soldering, wirestripping, marking, sealing, degating and slitting of a wide variety of materials. In the future, small CO2 laser based systems will be in use in shopping centers and department stores, and unit sales will be in the multiple thousands per year.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 November 1986
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0668, Laser Processing: Fundamentals, Applications, and Systems Engineering, (12 November 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938908
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John Post Wheeler, Laakmann Electro-Optics (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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