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Marble cutting with cw CO2 laser
Author(s): Manoj Kumar; A. K. Biswas; K. Srinivas; Ashish Kumar Nath
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present results of marble cutting with high power CO2 laser. The dependence of various parameters such as thickness of marble, laser power, cutting speed, assist gas and its pressure on cutting process was studied. Structural properties of marble like crystal size have been found to affect the cut quality. The average severance energy (P/vt, P = laser power, v = cutting speed, t = thickness) for marble was approximately found to be 9.0 J/mm2. This agrees very closely with the calculated value based on energy balance.

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Date Published: 3 March 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2374, Novel Applications of Lasers and Pulsed Power, (3 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.205021
Show Author Affiliations
Manoj Kumar, Ctr. for Advanced Technology (India)
A. K. Biswas, Ctr. for Advanced Technology (India)
K. Srinivas, SGSITS (India)
Ashish Kumar Nath, Ctr. for Advanced Technology (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2374:
Novel Applications of Lasers and Pulsed Power
Michael W. Prairie; Randy D. Curry, Editor(s)

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