12 November 1986 Factors That Determine The Specification Of A CO2 Laser Machining System
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This paper will outline the basic information that determines the approach that a prospective CO2 laser cutting user will take to the purchase of a system. The ability of this type of machine to cut a wide range of materials will be reviewed along with speed and edge-quality parameters. A discussion of the choices available in the marketplace for each of the basic components in a laser maching system will be presented. Three commercially available laser machining systems will be described and compared and the widely different approach taken by each of the design engineering groups involved will be detailed. The effect of upcoming innovations in CAD-CAM and Robotics on the laser cutting systems of the future will also be discussed.
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Steven A Llewellyn, Steven A Llewellyn, } "Factors That Determine The Specification Of A CO2 Laser Machining System", Proc. SPIE 0668, Laser Processing: Fundamentals, Applications, and Systems Engineering, (12 November 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938905; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.938905
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