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Shaping Ceramics with a Continuous Wave Carbon Dioxide Laser

  • Russell Wallace
  • Michael Bass
  • Stephen Copley
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 84)

Abstract

The application of the continuous wave carbon dioxide laser to processes such as straight-line cutting and hole drilling is well established.1 Recently the CW-CO2 laser has been used to shape ceramics in lathing and milling operations. In this report we present results on such shaping of Si2N4, SiAlON and SiC workpieces. A straightforward analysis is presented, which predicts the feed and power corresponding to a specific surface roughness grade and effective material removal rate.

Keywords

Dwell Time Silicon Nitride Material Removal Rate Continuous Wave Machine Time 
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References

  1. 1.
    W. W. Duley, CO2 Lasers, Effects and Applications, Acad. Press, New York, (1976).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    G. Boothroyd, Fundamentals of Metal Machining and achine Tools, p. 134, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, (1975)Google Scholar
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    John B. Kennedy, and Adam M. Neville, Basic Statistical ethods for Engineers & Scientists, Dun-Donnelley Publishing Co., New York (1976).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Russell Wallace
    • 1
  • Michael Bass
    • 1
  • Stephen Copley
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Laser StudiesUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Materials ScienceUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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