Gas jet effects on laser cutting

G. Chryssolouris, Woo Chun Choi

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Abstract

In laser cutting, kerfs are made through the removal of molten material. For effective material removal, an off-axial gas jet is used. Clearing molten material with a jet makes the molten layer thin and reduces the amount of the laser beam energy diverted to heat the molten layer to its evaporation temperature. The use of an off-axial jet introduces additipnal parameters such as reservoir pressure, nozzle-workpiece distance, jet targeting point, and jet attack angle. The effects of these jet parameters on the cutting depth are investigated theoretically and experimentally. An optimal set of conditions in order for the jet parameters to achieve maximum cutting depth is found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-96
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume1042
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Jul 28
Externally publishedYes

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Gases
Laser
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Molten materials
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Thin Layer
Nozzle
Gas
Evaporation
Laser Beam
Laser beams
evaporation
Nozzles
laser beams
Heat

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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Gas jet effects on laser cutting. / Chryssolouris, G.; Choi, Woo Chun.

In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 1042, 28.07.1989, p. 86-96.

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