This paper details developments in the CO2 laser cutting of thick ceramic tiles, that is thicknesses of 8.5 mm and 9.2 mm. These tiles were cut at a combination of different cutting speeds to determine the necessary cutting parameters for various tile geometries. Different cutting modes were used in conjunction with different cutting speeds to investigate cut quality after laser processing. The work also looked into the effects on cutting through using various shield gases. Multipass cutting and underwater cutting were performed to examine their effects on thermal load during processing. © 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Optics and Laser Technology|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1997|
- Advanced cutting processes
- Ceramic materials
- Laser (CO 2 )