Factors affecting cut quality for the CO2 laser profiling of Steels

I. Black, J. M. Ritchie, K. M. Lam

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This paper looks into the effects of salient factors associated with laser cutting of intricate profiles so as to minimise defects arising from improper process parameter settings. A set of experimental tests were conducted on two representative steels, and corresponding data obtained from cutting with a CO2 laser beam in continuous wave mode at power settings of 400 and 600 W. The paper also touches on the effects of pulsed laser delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-88
Number of pages20
JournalLasers in Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • CO 2 laser profiling
  • Cut quality
  • Laser machining
  • Mild steel
  • Stainless steel


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