Accession Number : ADA301309

Title :   Laser Cutting Plastic Materials.

Descriptive Note : Topical rept.,

Corporate Author : ALLIED BENDIX AEROSPACE KANSAS CITY MO

Personal Author(s) : Van Cleave, R. A.

PDF Url : ADA301309

Report Date : AUG 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The CO2 laser cutting process has proven to be a viable technique for material removal, first in Kevlar/epoxy laminates and now in other plastics and reinforced composite applications. This project is intended to advance and improve the manufacturing capability in plastics machining, based on the successful development of Kevlar/epoxy cutting conducted on a previous project.

Descriptors :   *LAMINATES, *PLASTICS, *CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS, *CUTTING TOOLS, *CUTTING, FIBERGLASS, FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, POLYAMIDE PLASTICS, CERAMIC MATERIALS, LASER APPLICATIONS, HIGH STRENGTH, EPOXY COMPOSITES, REINFORCING MATERIALS, PHENOLIC PLASTICS.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Plastics
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE