Product Code: ICAL09_609
Advanced Remote Cutting of Non-Metal Webs and Sheets
Annett Klotzbach, Fraunhofer Institute Material and Beam Technology Dresden; Dresden Germany
Matthias Lutke, Technical University Dresden; Dresden Germany
Andreas Wetzig, Fraunhofer Institute Material and Beam Technology Dresden; Dresden Germany
Eckhard Beyer, Technical University Dresden; Dresden Germany
Presented at ICALEO 2009
Remote processing is known as a new trend to increase productivity of manufacturing processes. Even cutting of non - metals is a large area of potential Remote laser applications. The advantages of high speed and accurate cutting without any proccessing gas enable the customer to cut plastics or composites with best quality. Due to the short interaction time between laser beam and material it is possible to process composites with different physical properties like melting temperature or thermal conduction. As an example for industrial proofed processes the production of airbags using remote cutting will be presented in detail. Furthermore new developments of the laboratory on the field of fiber reinforced cutting are shown.
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