22 September 1987 Invited Paper Cutting Of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers With Cw CO2 Laser
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Proceedings Volume 0801, High Power Lasers: Sources, Laser-Material Interactions, High Excitations, and Fast Dynamics; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.941234
Event: Fourth International Symposium on Optical and Optoelectronic Applied Sciences and Engineering, 1987, The Hague, Netherlands
Abstract
An experimental investigation of laser cutting of a number of polymer composites of current interest is presented. Axial flow CO2 lasers with a power up to 3 kW were used. The influence of high gas jet stagnation pressure and Mach number was studied with a nozzle of unconventional design. A simple "ansatz" for description of the laminate anisotropy was tested as well as a method for cut quality diagnosis. Gases and particles produced in the cutting operation were sampled and analysed with the aim of elucidating the disintegration mechanisms involved as well as from the point of view of possible environmental health risks.
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Mats Flaum, Tom Karlsson, "Invited Paper Cutting Of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers With Cw CO2 Laser", Proc. SPIE 0801, High Power Lasers: Sources, Laser-Material Interactions, High Excitations, and Fast Dynamics, (22 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941234; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.941234
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