27 March 1997 Laser cutting of aluminum with high-repetition-rate pulses
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The precision laser machining (PLM) consortium is developing advanced lasers for machining and investigating process improvements. Recent cutting experiments completed by Boeing at TRW on aluminum alloys included pulse repetition rates up to 220 kHz from a diode-pumped neodymium YAG laser. Overall, cutting speed increased with power over the range tested and results were of a quality and speed to offer promise for manufacturing at the average power levels tested.
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Warren Maher, Warren Maher, } "Laser cutting of aluminum with high-repetition-rate pulses", Proc. SPIE 2993, Lasers as Tools for Manufacturing II, (27 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270036; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.270036
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