26 October 1989 CO2-Laser Cutting Fiber Reinforced Polymers
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Proceedings Volume 1132, High Power Lasers and Laser Machining Technology; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.961584
Event: 1989 International Congress on Optical Science and Engineering, 1989, Paris, France
Abstract
Guided by experimental investigations laser cutting of glass fiber reinforced reactive injection moulded (RRIM)-polyurethanes which are used e.g. in car industry for bumpers, spoilers, and further components is described. A Comparison with other cutting techniques as there are water jet cutting, milling, punching, sawing, cutting with conventional knife and with ultrasonic excited knife is given. Parameters which mainly influence cutting results e.g. laser power, cutting speed, gas nature and pressure will be discussed. The problematic nature in characterising micro and macro geometry of laser cut edges of fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) is explained. The topography of cut edges is described and several characteristic values are introduced to specify the obtained working quality. The surface roughness of laser cut edges is measured by both, an optical and a mechanical sensor and their reliabilities are compared.
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R. Muller, R. Nuss, M. Geiger, "CO2-Laser Cutting Fiber Reinforced Polymers", Proc. SPIE 1132, High Power Lasers and Laser Machining Technology, (26 October 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961584; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.961584
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