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CO2 Laker Cutting Of Titanium Alloys
Author(s): J. Powell; M. Jezioro; I. A. Menzies; P. F. Scheyvearts
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Paper Abstract

An in-depth experimental investigation has been carried out into the cutting characteristics of titanium alloys which has led to the development of new techniques. Problems usually associated with CO2 laser cutting of Ti alloys (i.e. dross and 02, N2, contamination) have been eliminated by the use of auxiliary argon jets employed during cutting. Cuts generated by this multiple inert gas jet technique have been analysed using profilometry and surface chemical analysis. Oxygen and nitrogen contamination levels were found to be lower than for mechanically guillotined edges. Surface roughness values were of the same order of magnitude as milled samples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 January 1988
Proc. SPIE 0952, Laser Technologies in Industry, (16 January 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.968891
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J. Powell, Laser Expertise Ltd. & Loughborough University of Technology (United Kingdom)
M. Jezioro, Loughborough University of Technology (United Kingdom)
I. A. Menzies, Loughborough University of Technology (United Kingdom)
P. F. Scheyvearts, Coherent General GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0952:
Laser Technologies in Industry
Silverio P. Almeida; Luis Miguel Bernardo; Oliverio D.D. Soares, Editor(s)

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