7 September 1994 Efficient production by laser materials processing integrated into metal cutting machines
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Proceedings Volume 2207, Laser Materials Processing: Industrial and Microelectronics Applications; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.184721
Event: Europto High Power Lasers and Laser Applications V, 1994, Vienna, Austria
Abstract
Beam guidance of high power YAG-laser (cw, pulsed, Q-switched) with average powers up to 2000 W by flexible glass fibers facilitates the integration of the laser beam as an additional tool into metal cutting machines. Hence, technologies like laser cutting, joining, hardening, caving, structuring of surfaces and laser-marking can be applied directly inside machining centers in one setting, thereby reducing the flow of workpieces resulting in a lowering of costs and production time. Furthermore, materials with restricted machinability--especially hard materials like ceramics, hard metals or sintered alloys--can be shaped by laser-caving or laser assisted machining. Altogether, the flexibility of laser integrated machining centers is substantially increased or the efficiency of a production line is raised by time-savings or extended feasibilities with techniques like hardening, welding or caving.
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M. Wiedmaier, E. Meiners, Friedrich Dausinger, Helmut Huegel, "Efficient production by laser materials processing integrated into metal cutting machines", Proc. SPIE 2207, Laser Materials Processing: Industrial and Microelectronics Applications, (7 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184721; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.184721
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