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Laser micromachining of chromium-rich die steels under controlled atmospheres

Jackson, MJ and Robinson, GM and Mills, B and O'Neill, W (2003) Laser micromachining of chromium-rich die steels under controlled atmospheres. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 217. pp. 553-562. ISSN 0954-4054

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Diode-pumped, solid-state (DPSS) lasers with multiwavelength capability have become an industrial reality in recent years. Multiwavelength capability allows DPSS lasers to perform operations such as micromachining in a variety of engineering materials such as ceramics, metals and polymers. A series of experiments was performed to investigate how shielding gas environments and gas pressure affect the ability to cut and machine chromium-rich die steels. Results from this study reveal that traditional plasma-controlling gases have a detrimental e�ffect on the surface morphology of micromachined components.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div E > Production Processes
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:22
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2017 01:22