Study on Measurement of Melting Process of Molten Pool Formed by Laser Scanning Mirror
The profile and temperature distribution of laser molten pool are mainly factors which have directly effect on quality of laser processing (laser melting and laser cladding). It is very necessary to study measurement method of melting process in laser molten poo1 on-line, for improving processing design and inspecting laser processing quality. A system of dynamic process measurement for laser molten pool was developed. The melting process of laser scanning molten pool formed by high power CO2 Laser was measured. Its temperature distribution was analyzed by special analysis software. It was shown that a section of integrated molten pool would come into being in the middle of the laser scanning line spot after a period of scanning time, and then the molten pool got increased in length with the time, and a little increased in width at the same time, the result was consistent with that of computer numerical simulation. Compared with laser focusing spot, laser scanning spot was more uniform in temperature distribution, that could be propitious to improve the quality of laser processing.
Guanglin Wang, Huifeng Wang and Jun Liu
Y.S. Wang et al., "Study on Measurement of Melting Process of Molten Pool Formed by Laser Scanning Mirror", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 392-394, pp. 141-145, 2009