Surface Roughness Improvement Using Laser-Polishing Techniques

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A laser polishing method applied on metallic surfaces is presented in this work. One of the most important applications of this technique is the small-medium injection mould polishing manufactured by rapid manufacturing processes (RM) such as selective laser sintering. The polishing method has been applied to different surfaces including a laser-sintered part. Topography and roughness parameters measurements show that laser polishing can achieve surface improvements up to three times in mean roughness parameter with no macro-geometric deviations.

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M. Marcos and L. Sevilla

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217-222

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.526.217

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A. Lamikiz et al., "Surface Roughness Improvement Using Laser-Polishing Techniques", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 526, pp. 217-222, 2006

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October 2006

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