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Reviews on laser cutting technology for industrial applications
Author(s): T. Muangpool; S. Pullteap
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, an overview of the laser technology applied for the industrial has been reviewed. In general, this technology was used in several engineering applications such as industrial, medical, science, research sectors, etc. Focusing on the laser technology in the industrial section, it was, normally, employed for many purposes i.e. target marking, welding, drilling, and also cutting. Consequently, the laser cutting technology was, however, divided into three classifications YAG, CO2, and fiber laser, respectively. Each laser types have different advantages and disadvantages depending on the material type. The advantages by using laser cutting compared with the general cutting machines were exploited in terms of narrow kerf, high cutting speed, low heat-affected zone (HAZ), improve efficiency of the cutting process, high accuracy, etc. However, the main objectives from the technology used were increasing of the products and also decreasing the production cost. In the opposite way, some disadvantages of the technology were summarized by complexity to operate, high maintenance cost, and also high power consumption. In Thailand industry, there were many factories used this technology as a cutting process. Unfortunately, only few researches were published. It might explains that this technology were difficulty to develop, high investment, and also easy to import from aboard. For becoming to the Thailand 4.0 community, the Thailand industry might awareness to reduce the importing machine and boosting some policies to create novel innovative / know-how from the own country.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10714, Third International Conference on Photonics Solutions (ICPS2017), 107140Q (5 March 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2300955
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T. Muangpool, Silpakorn Univ. (Thailand)
S. Pullteap, Silpakorn Univ. (Thailand)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10714:
Third International Conference on Photonics Solutions (ICPS2017)
Thawatchai Mayteevarunyoo, Editor(s)

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