Industrial aspects of laser drilling

Dürr, Ulrich
March 2009
Industrial Laser Solutions;Mar2009, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p5
The article discusses a study on the industrial aspects of laser drilling. Single-pulse or percussion drilling and trepanning or helical drilling are industrial laser drilling strategies. It is found that single pulse and percussion drilling strategies with pulses from lamp-pumped solid-state lasers were improved with respect to quality and productivity. For high productivity of small holes with thermal side effects, high power pulse laser beams could provide solutions.


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