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Verification of Production Capabilities of Laser Cutting Machines by Two- and Three-Dimensional Lasercutting Testpieces
Author(s): H.-J. Warnecke; G. Hardock
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Paper Abstract

In the past few years, laser technology in the field of sheet metal machining achieved the highest growth rate compared with similar applications. This can mainly be traced back to the fact, that apart from short processing times and machining with absence of interaction, the laser represents a contactless, force-free, and mostly non-wearing tool with the facility of adaptation to multiple machining tasks. This flexibility in production and the facility of reactionless beam guidance in accordance with optical laws open up new applications /1/. With the use of the laser in industrial production the economy of laser cutting depends mainly on the selection of a suitable plant concept. The plant concept is generally based on the interaction of laser beam guidance and machine kinematics. In the future it will be important to the decision maker to find methods for selecting the most appropriate laser cutting system for particular product spectra. A specific sheet metal component can be machined on various laser cutting plants. These laser plants vary with respect to their kinematic layout. The following variations are possible: - A movable laser machining optic with stationary workpiece; - Movable workpiece and stationary laser machining optic; - Combined movement of laser machining optic and workpiece.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1132, High Power Lasers and Laser Machining Technology, (26 October 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961580
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H.-J. Warnecke, Fraunhofer-Institut fur Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung (Germany)
G. Hardock, Fraunhofer-Institut fur Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1132:
High Power Lasers and Laser Machining Technology

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