28 July 1989 Plywood Inlays Thourgh CO2 Laser Cutting
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Proceedings Volume 1042, CO2 Lasers and Applications; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951268
Event: OE/LASE '89, 1989, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Furniture with inlays is rather expensive. This is so on two accounts: Firstly, furniture with inlays is generally manufactured with solid wood.Secondly,wood carving and figure cutting are both time consuming and they produce a high rate of rejections. To add to it all the cutting and carving of minute figures requires an outstanding craftmanship. In fact the craftman is in most instance the artist and also the manufacturer. While desiring that the high artistic level is maintained in the industry the search for new method to produce inlays for furniture in not son expensive materials and to produce them in a repetitive and flexible way laser cutting of plywood was found to be quite suitable. This paper presents the charts for CO2 laser cutting of both positive and negatives in several types of plywood. The main problem is not so much the cutting of the positive and negatives pieces but to be able to cut the piece in a way that the fitting is done without any problems caused by the ever present charring effect, which takes palce at the edges of the cut pieces. To minimise this aspect positive and negative pieces have to be cut under stringent focusing conditions and with slight different scales. The condittions for our machine are presented.
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Margarida C. Pires, Margarida C. Pires, J L Araujo, J L Araujo, M.Ribau Teixeira, M.Ribau Teixeira, F.Carvalho Rodrigues, F.Carvalho Rodrigues, } "Plywood Inlays Thourgh CO2 Laser Cutting", Proc. SPIE 1042, CO2 Lasers and Applications, (28 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951268; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951268
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