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Multi-Dimensional Laser Processing Systems
Author(s): Phillip Anthony; James H. Capazzi; Donald E. Powers
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Paper Abstract

Although lasers have, for some time now, been used for performing a wide range of industrial material processing tasks, most of these applications have involved simply moving a workpiece under a fixed laser beam - in order to accomplish the specific processing action desired. This method of doing laser material processing, although highly effective, produces certain limitations on the overall shape of the workpiece that can be processed. As such, a number of manufacturers of laser material processing systems now supply units which instead fix the workpiece - and provide the necessary processing motion by moving the laser beam itself. In the following, systems having different degrees of laser beam manipulation capability are fully described - and the enhanced flexibility this method of laser processing provides users is then discussed in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0744, Lasers in Motion for Industrial Applications, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.966950
Show Author Affiliations
Phillip Anthony, Rofin-Sinar of America, Inc. (United States)
James H. Capazzi, Leybold-Heraeus Vacuum Systems Inc. (United States)
Donald E. Powers, Leybold-Heraeus Vacuum Systems Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0744:
Lasers in Motion for Industrial Applications
David A. Belforte, Editor(s)

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