Cutting of solid type molded composite material by Q-switched fiber laser with high-performance nozzle

Hiroyuki Doi, Yasuhiro Okamoto, Yoshiyuki Uno, Ken Shiwayama, Ryoji Kitada

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Abstract

This paper deals with the effects of the nozzle shape on cutting results and fundamental characteristics of laser cutting of solid type molded composite materials, which was composed of semiconductor board and epoxy resin moldings compounds, by Q-switched single-mode fiber laser. Experimental results clarified that high speed cutting of 16mm/s could be carried out with a Laval throat nozzle with initial expansion zone. Besides, Laval throat nozzle made it possible to reduce the kerf width, and the difference of kerf width between irradiation-side and exit-side became smaller. Q-switched single-mode fiber laser proved to be useful for cutting of composite materials.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Event4th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2007 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: Nov 7 2007Nov 9 2007

Other

Other4th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2007
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period11/7/0711/9/07

Keywords

  • Composite materials
  • High-performance nozzle
  • Micro cutting
  • Single-mode fiber laser
  • Solid type molding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Doi, H., Okamoto, Y., Uno, Y., Shiwayama, K., & Kitada, R. (2007). Cutting of solid type molded composite material by Q-switched fiber laser with high-performance nozzle. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2007, Fukuoka, Japan.