Surface Quality Control of Materials Being Cut by Laser with Respect to Corrosion Resistance
In the field of laser cutting, the research area is oriented mainly to understanding of the mechanism of removal, as well as to the combination of factors entering the process. This process of disintegration of materials presents a problem of analytical approximation, elaboration, and description [1 - . Compared with previous approach to a solution, we have chosen our own way and we focus on mechanical respectively stress-strain parameters of the material being cut and the mechanical balance system: material properties tool properties deformation properties. We shall present here the basic forms of prediction equations for calculating the roughness of cutting walls, as well as other equations which were derived by modifying the basic equations for different application purposes, especially to calculate the optimum traverse speed vpopt, optimal laser performance Wlasopt and technologically important ratio INDvpwopt = vpopt/Wlasopt. These contain easily available input variables for substitution. The basic forms, including the modified forms are aimed at predicting the quality of cut with its depth limits. The paper presents the method of optimization of the ratio between the traverse speed vp and laser power Wlas which minimizes the final surface roughness after cutting with a direct impact on corrosion resistance of materials.
Prof. Andreas Öchsner, Prof. Graeme E. Murch, Ali Shokuhfar and Prof. João M.P.Q. Delgado
J. Valíček et al., "Surface Quality Control of Materials Being Cut by Laser with Respect to Corrosion Resistance", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 326-328, pp. 324-329, 2012