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Metalworking: Sheet Forming

Edited by
S.L. Semiatin
S.L. Semiatin
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ASM International
Volume
14B
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-186-3
Publication date:
2006
Book Chapter

Laser Cutting

Published:
2006
Page range:
111 - 119
Publication history
August 09, 2006

Abstract

Cutting with lasers is accomplished with carbon dioxide (CO2) and neodymium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) lasers. This article provides a description of the process variables and principles of laser cutting. It discusses the three basic types of CO2 gas lasers, namely, slow axial flow, transverse flow, and fast axial flow and reviews the applications of Nd:YAG laser. The article describes the basic parameters in the laser-cutting process: beam quality, power, travel speed, nozzles design, and focal-point position. Several material conditions that affect the quality of the laser cut are also discussed. The article provides information on the basic laser-cutting system and its optional equipment. A general description of how well each metal group can be cut is also provided.

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2006. "Laser Cutting", Metalworking: Sheet Forming, S.L. Semiatin

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