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8 October 2004 Laser milling: a practical industrial solution for machining a wide variety of materials
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Proceedings Volume 5662, Fifth International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.596743
Event: Fifth International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication, 2004, Nara, Japan
Abstract
Laser milling of diverse materials has been demonstrated with short pulse lasers ranging from microsecond to femtosecond pulse durations, and with wavelengths from the far infrared to vacuum ultra-violet. In all cases a balance between quality, throughput and cost of ownership must be struck in order to determine commercial relevance. Latest generation Q-switched Diode Pumped Solid State Lasers offer the potential to enable the industrial uptake of laser milling for a wide variety of materials including aerospace alloys, thermal barrier coatings, tool steels, diamond and diamond substitutes. This paper will investigate these practical applications of laser milling with reference to comparative laser and non-laser processes.
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Matthew Henry, Paul M. Harrison, Ian Henderson, and Michael F. Brownell "Laser milling: a practical industrial solution for machining a wide variety of materials", Proc. SPIE 5662, Fifth International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication, (8 October 2004); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.596743
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