Laser assisted machining

Shin, Yung C.
January 2011
Industrial Laser Solutions;Jan/Feb2011, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p18
The article reports on laser assisted machining (LAM) which emerge as a viable industrial option for machining of difficult-to-machine materials. It offers detailed information on laser assisted machining of ceramics, laser machining of metals and composites and laser-assisted micro-milling and macro-milling. A chart showing the key results achieved from LAM of various materials including inconel, titanium and hardened steel is presented.


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