Making precision instrument

Stay, Keith; Richerzhaoen, Bernold
July 2007
Industrial Laser Solutions;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p19
The article reports on the application of the water-jet-guided laser in manufacturing precision instruments in the U.S. The technology is based on focusing a laser beam into a nozzle while passing through a pressurized chamber. The beam propagates through the waterjet and is emitted from the nozzle by means of total internal reflection. The conventional issues on laser technologies include overheating and removal of molten material generated by ablation process.


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