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Material Removal Mechanism Of Laser Cutting
Author(s): D Schuocker; W Abel
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Paper Abstract

During laser cutting of relatively thick workpieces the erosion takes place at a nearly vertical plane at the momentary end of the cut. That plane is covered by a thin molten layer, that is heated by absorbed laser radiation and by reaction. The removal of material from that layer is carried out by evaporation and by ejection of molten material due to the friction between the melt and the reactive gas flow. A computer simulation of that model yields a more detailed understanding of laser cutting and agrees well with experimental investigations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0455, Industrial Applications of High Power Lasers, (19 March 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.966212
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D Schuocker, University of Technology (Austria)
W Abel, University of Technology (Austria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0455:
Industrial Applications of High Power Lasers
Dieter Schuoecker, Editor(s)

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