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Economics Of Using Higher Power CO2 Lasers In Plant Operations
Author(s): Victor G. Gregson
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Paper Abstract

A simplistic model is developed to include the major elements which most manufacturing operations consider before incorporating laser processing technology. This is essentially the same model which is used when implementing any other manufacturing technology. First, laser system costs are summarized using a few generalized rules. Then, processing costs (cutting, welding and heat treatment) are summarized using illustrative estimates. These two areas are balanced against the potential gains by manufacturing strategic planning.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0744, Lasers in Motion for Industrial Applications, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.966967
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Victor G. Gregson, Westinghouse Marine Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0744:
Lasers in Motion for Industrial Applications
David A. Belforte, Editor(s)

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