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Synthetic evaluation and neural-network prediction of laser cutting quality
Author(s): Yongqiang Zhang; Wuzhu Chen; Xudong Zhang; Yanhua Wu; Qi Yan
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Paper Abstract

Evaluation of the cut quality is extremely significant to industrial applications of laser cutting. The relationship between cut quality and processing conditions has been investigated by using one of the measurable cut qualities, such as kerf width, striations, dross, roughness and so on. However, each of these qualities can only partially represent the cut quality. In this paper, a synthetic evaluation method for laser cutting quality has been proposed. A 3KW CO2laser was used to perform cutting experiments with 1.0mm thick mild steel sheets. The cut quality indicators, including kerf width, striations, dross, roughness, under different cutting conditions have been studied. A Synthetic Quality Number (SQN) has been presented as the evaluation indicator by quantitatively analyzing the conventional indicators. A neural network based method to anticipate laser cutting quality has been presented with SQN as the evaluation indicator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 January 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5629, Lasers in Material Processing and Manufacturing II, (13 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.575008
Show Author Affiliations
Yongqiang Zhang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Wuzhu Chen, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Xudong Zhang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Yanhua Wu, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Qi Yan, Baoshan Iron and Steel Corp. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5629:
Lasers in Material Processing and Manufacturing II
ShuShen Deng; Akira Matsunawa; Y. Lawrence Yao; Minlin Zhong, Editor(s)

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