Surface Quality of Pulsed Laser Cutting of Difficult to Machine Steel
This paper presented the experiments of Nd:YAG pulsed laser cutting of titanium alloy, super-alloy and stainless steel sheet, and investigated the influences of different laser cutting parameters on the surface quality factors focusing surface morphology. In comparison with air-, argon- and nitrogen-assisted laser cutting, argon-assisted laser cutting comes with unaffected surface quality and is suitable for laser cutting with subsequent welding requirement. With analyzing the interaction between pulses overlapping rate and energy, the results show that medium pulse overlapping rate and lower pulse rate helps to improve the surface roughness with pulsed laser cutting. And the results would be beneficial to find optimum cutting parameters for good separation surface.
Jianzhong Wang and Jingang Qi
T. J. Li et al., "Surface Quality of Pulsed Laser Cutting of Difficult to Machine Steel", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 299-300, pp. 1016-1019, 2011