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CO[sub]2[/sub] Laser Cutting Of Non-Ferrous Metals
Author(s): J. Powell; K. Frass; I. A. Menzies; H. Fuhr
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the mechanisms by which non-ferrous metals can be cut by CO2 laser. Materials dealt with include titanium, alumimium, copper and nickel alloys. The differences between inert gas and oxygen assisted laser cutting are explained and examples of cut qualities and speeds are given. Cutting efficiencies are related to the physical properties of the various alloy systems with particular emphasis placed upon reflectivity and conductivity. Specialised techniques developed for non-ferrous metal cutting are described and commercial applications of the process are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 March 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1020, High Power CO2 Laser Systems and Applications, (24 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950060
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J. Powell, Loughborough University of Technology (U.K.)
K. Frass, Coherent General Munich (W.Germany)
I. A. Menzies, Loughborough University of Technology (U.K.)
H. Fuhr, Coherent General Munich (W.Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1020:
High Power CO2 Laser Systems and Applications
A. Quenzer, Editor(s)

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