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Laser-assisted turning of advanced ceramics
Author(s): Fritz Klocke; Thomas Bergs
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Paper Abstract

Laser-assisted machining operations, i.e. the use of laser beam energy to enhance the cutting properties via local plastification of the material during machining operations, can be successfully used to cut materials which are difficult to machine. The following article shows the technological potential of this process highlighted by the results obtained through research laser-assisted turning of advanced ceramics. These studies indicate that laser-assisted hot machining of materials which are normally regarded as 'difficult to machine' decreases cutting forces and tool wear, thus increasing material removal rates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3102, Rapid Prototyping and Flexible Manufacturing, (25 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.281309
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Fritz Klocke, Fraunhofer-Institut Produktionstechnologie (Germany)
Thomas Bergs, Fraunhofer-Institut Produktionstechnologie (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3102:
Rapid Prototyping and Flexible Manufacturing
Rolf-Juergen Ahlers; Gunther Reinhart, Editor(s)

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