An Evaluation of the Cutting Potential of Different Types of High Power Lasers

Flemming Ove Olsen

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    Abstract

    Laser cutting is a widespread industrial process. The boundaries for the performance of the lasers in terms of cutting capabilities is steadily moving towards higher cutting rates and thicker section cutting. In this paper the potential of different high power laser sources in cutting is evaluated based upon the historical development, the available cutting mechanisms understanding and the critical parameters involved in high power laser cutting. From the theoretical point of view, the new laser sources, the Disc-laser and the Fibre laser possess a potential of changing dramatically the limits for cutting performance. These theoretical considerations are evaluated against available cutting data.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCongress Proceedings 25nd International Congress on Application of Lasers and Electro-Optics : ICALEO 2006
    Number of pages1451
    Volume99/Laser Materials Processing Conference
    Place of PublicationOrlando, FL
    PublisherLaser Institure of America
    Publication date2006
    Pages188-196
    ISBN (Print)0-912035-85-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event25th International Congress on Application of Lasers and Electro-Optics - Scottdale, AZ, United States
    Duration: 30 Oct 20062 Nov 2006
    Conference number: 25

    Conference

    Conference25th International Congress on Application of Lasers and Electro-Optics
    Number25
    CountryUnited States
    CityScottdale, AZ
    Period30/10/200602/11/2006

    Keywords

    • CO2 laser
    • Laser cutting

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