Wet vs. dry

Perrottet, Delphine; Tuan Anh Mai; Richerzhagen, Bernold
May 2006
Industrial Laser Solutions;May2006, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p23
The article differentiates both the wet and dry laser technologies. The wet and dry processes are exactly different processes that have different applications. High-power dry lasers are more efficient with low-absorption materials. A concrete example is the Laser-Microjet technology that is efficient in drilling small and deep precision holes. Meanwhile, the water-jet-guided laser is preferred for cutting and grooving applications that require micro dimensions and zero scrap rate.


Related Articles

  • Drilling holes. Gillner, Arnold; Wawers, Welf // Industrial Laser Solutions;May2006, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p29 

    The article features the development of the laser hole drilling technology in the U.S. Laser hole drilling advantages have surpassed the benefits of the traditional methods. Besides that it is far more accurate, it lessens the manufacturing cost of the companies. In 2006, so far the laser...

  • Effect of Shot Number on Femtosecond Laser Drilling of Silicon. Laakso, P.; Penttilä, R.; Heimala, P. // Journal of Laser Micro / Nanoengineering;2010, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p273 

    Silicon wafer drilling has been under heavy investigation for some time already. Several different laser types and methods have been introduced to different applications. In the industry usually the nanosecond lasers are used. Femtosecond lasers have been considered as high cost and not suitable...

  • BOARDTALK. Schaeffer, Ron; Buetow, Mike // Printed Circuit Design & Manufacture;Jun2003, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p8 

    Answers a question on laser drilling. Capabilities of lasers.

  • Greater Flexibility in Lamination and Drill = A Competitive Edge. Howard, Dave // CircuiTree;Sep2007, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p5 

    The article reports on various companies that had exhibited greater flexibility in lamination and drill. Bürkle Process Technologies, in the case of lamination, offers the modular WorkCell approach that allows one to add modules as one's requirement changes, both in terms of technology and...

  • Prevention of exit burr in microdrilling of metal foils by using a cyanoacrylate adhesive. Kim, D. W.; Lee, Y. S.; Oh, Y. T.; Chu, C. N. // International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology;Feb2006, Vol. 27 Issue 11/12, p1071 

    In the microdrilling of metal, an exit burr forms due to plastic deformation of the remnant material when the drill approaches the bottom of the hole. In this work, a cyanoacrylate adhesive was applied at the exit surface to prevent the exit burr. The copy papers smeared with cyanoacrylate were...

  • Two-laser system drills copper and dielectrics. Marx, Bridget R. // Laser Focus World;Jan97, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p37 

    Focuses on the dual-laser printed-circuit-board (PCB) processing system that incorporates both Nd-YAG and carbon dioxide lasers to drill sequentially through copper and dielectric materials. Other tasks that can be done by the system; Features of the system; Potential applications.

  • Detection of Breakthrough in Laser Percussion Drilling. Sanikommu, Nirmala; Bathe, Ravi; Joshi, A. S. // Lasers in Engineering (Old City Publishing);2007, Vol. 17 Issue 5/6, p361 

    Laser percussion drilling is a process, which is of great interest in many industrial applications. If the components to be drilled have a closed cavity, as is typical in airfoil blade/vane, fuel injector nozzles etc., the laser beam must drill through the first surface but should be switched...

  • Microhole R&D Program.  // National Driller;May2007, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p42 

    The article focuses on the development of drilling equipment for microhole technology in the U.S. It is stated that new technology has been developed under the U.S. Department of Energy's two-year-old Microhole Initiative. The newly developed tools were designed to drill ultra small-diameter...

  • Retrieval of machining information from feature patterns using artificial neural networks. Chakraborty, Shankar; Basu, Arit // International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology;Jan2006, Vol. 27 Issue 7/8, p781 

    The integration of design and manufacturing has been the subject of much debate and discussion over a long period of time. Recognition of feature patterns and the retrieval of necessary machining information from those patterns play vital roles in this process of integration, as they facilitate...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics