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25 September 1997 Laser-assisted turning of advanced ceramics
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Proceedings Volume 3102, Rapid Prototyping and Flexible Manufacturing; (1997)
Event: Lasers and Optics in Manufacturing III, 1997, Munich, Germany
Laser-assisted machining operations, i.e. the use of laser beam energy to enhance the cutting properties via local plastification of the material during machining operations, can be successfully used to cut materials which are difficult to machine. The following article shows the technological potential of this process highlighted by the results obtained through research laser-assisted turning of advanced ceramics. These studies indicate that laser-assisted hot machining of materials which are normally regarded as 'difficult to machine' decreases cutting forces and tool wear, thus increasing material removal rates.
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Fritz Klocke and Thomas Bergs "Laser-assisted turning of advanced ceramics", Proc. SPIE 3102, Rapid Prototyping and Flexible Manufacturing, (25 September 1997);


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