Laser glass cutting in flat panel display production

Gaebler, Frank
June 2008
Industrial Laser Solutions;Jun2008, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p14
The article reviews the basic techniques and requirements of laser glass cutting and compares them with the traditional methods. It is stated that the traditional technique for cutting glass involves scribing the surface of the glass with a hard, sharp tool, followed by a mechanical snapping force to propagate the crack completely through the glass. In particular, the mechanical force of the cutting tool produces microcracks in the material, and the breaking step yields small chips and debris.


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