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Cutting And Engraving Of Materials With A CO2 Laser
Author(s): D. Appelt; A. Cunha
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Paper Abstract

Owing to its special characteristics, radiation of a CO2 laser may be used as an efficient tool for processing materials. The present paper describes some possible applications which have been developed with a low power (50 W) laser for cutting and/or engraving various non-metallic materials - acrylics, cardboard, veneer, natural and synthetic leather, glass, ceramics, etc. - as well as marking of anodized aluminium. In each case operational conditions leading to best results were found experimentally, acting on parameters like laser power, processing speed, assist gas or suction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 January 1988
Proc. SPIE 0952, Laser Technologies in Industry, (16 January 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.968892
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D. Appelt, EFACEC (Portugal)
A. Cunha, EFACEC (Portugal)

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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