Bending Deformation of Pure Titanium Plate in CO2 Laser Forming


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This study deals with behaviour of bending deformation in CO2 laser forming process of titanium. CO2 laser forming technique was applied for a pure titanium plate with thickness of 1 mm to aim the development of new bending process. The experiments of laser forming were carried out with a CO2 laser machine. The bending angle and the temperature of workpiece were examined under the condition of various laser power, feed speed and laser spot diameter. Based on the experimental results, it was found that the bending deformation behaved greatly depending on the laser power and the laser spot diameter. The bending angle increased with an increase in the laser power. The bending direction tended to change from the laser irradiation side to its opposite side when the large laser spot diameter was applied.



Edited by:

Dongming Guo, Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa, Jun Wang and Jun’ichi Tamaki




K. Okuda et al., "Bending Deformation of Pure Titanium Plate in CO2 Laser Forming", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 329, pp. 625-630, 2007

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January 2007




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