Laser-assisted machining of titanium alloys

Sun, S.; Brandt, M.
December 2007
Industrial Laser Solutions;Dec2007, Vol. 22 Issue 12, p10
The article focuses on titanium alloy machining. It states that titanium alloy has poor machinability due to its inherent properties such as low thermal conductivity and chemical reactivity. It has been observed that the combination of laser and turning can significantly improve the machinability of titanium and its alloys. Lasers can help soften the difficult-to-machine materials to be machined with greater ease.


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