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Laser micromachining of metals
Author(s): Jose Antonio Ramos de Campos; Rafael Estrela; L. V. Pitarch; J. Enrique Julia; B. Pascual
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Paper Abstract

With the laser process of machining a controlled extraction of material at a superficial level is made. We are investigating this process on metal parts of stainless steel 521. For this purpose a Nd:YAG laser is pulsed way with Q- switch, and the fundamental emission wavelength, 1.06 micrometers , has been used. With high enough moving rates, we can neglect losses by thermal conductivity and convection in the environment. Within this type of experiments two simultaneous physical mechanism are observed that take place: melting and evaporation. The results of this work permit to know the method of searching the optimum parameters for 2D and 3D micromachining.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3822, Computer-Controlled Microshaping, (20 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.364234
Show Author Affiliations
Jose Antonio Ramos de Campos, Instituto Tecnologico de Optica (Spain)
Rafael Estrela, Instituto Tecnologico de Optica (Spain)
L. V. Pitarch, Instituto Tecnologico de Optica (Spain)
J. Enrique Julia, Instituto Tecnologico de Optica (Spain)
B. Pascual, Instituto Tecnologico de Optica (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3822:
Computer-Controlled Microshaping
Vadim P. Veiko; Tamas Szoerenyi, Editor(s)

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