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12 November 1986 Multi-Dimensional Laser Processing Systems
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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.
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Phillip Anthony, James H Capazzi, and Donald E Powers "Multi-Dimensional Laser Processing Systems", Proc. SPIE 0668, Laser Processing: Fundamentals, Applications, and Systems Engineering, (12 November 1986); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.938913
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