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A Comparison Between Electron And Laser Beam Technologies
Author(s): Albert Schuler
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Paper Abstract

Laser or electron beams are used as tools for welding, cutting, drilling melting, tempering or vaporizing in many machining tasks. These beams have fundamentally different physical natures. They are produced differently, and behave fundamentally differently when penetrating material. The differences between electron and laser devices that occur in machining, the advantages and disadvantages of these technologies in comparison with one another, will be discussed in this article. Using a more detailed description of electron beam technology, comparisons between laser and electron beam technology will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0455, Industrial Applications of High Power Lasers, (19 March 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.966214
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Albert Schuler, Technical University of Vienna (Austria)

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

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