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4 November 1994 Laser cutting parameters for high-speed cutting of net fabrics
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Proceedings Volume 2246, Laser Materials Processing and Machining; (1994)
Event: Optics for Productivity in Manufacturing, 1994, Frankfurt, Germany
A vision directed CO2 laser cutting concept for separating a patterned material from a backing net web has been successfully achieved. The concept allows automatic processing of flexible materials at higher feed velocities with improved cut edge quality, when compared with conventional mechanical cutting concepts. This paper presents the aspects of the analysis and test work undertaken to establish suitable parameters for the CO2 laser cutting system of a lace processing machine operating at feed velocities of one meter per second. The issues investigated include analysis of workpiece characteristics and how this determines the laser beam manipulation requirement, power and type of CO2 laser, fundamental cutting performance data, quality of cut ends of the net fibers, optical arrangement for high speed pattern cutting and finally the performance of the integrated vision tracking and laser cutting system.
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Mike Jackson, Mike Preston, Sen Yang, and Liguo Tao "Laser cutting parameters for high-speed cutting of net fabrics", Proc. SPIE 2246, Laser Materials Processing and Machining, (4 November 1994);


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