Accession Number : ADA305638

Title :   Laser Cutting Plastics.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BENDIX CORP KANSAS CITY MO KANSAS CITY DIV

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

PDF Url : ADA305638

Report Date : APR 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The 1000 W CO2 laser has been developed and was proven a reliable, practical, and cost-effective machine tool for processing plastic and ceramic products. The laser operations include cutting, drilling, marking, scribing, and insulation removal. Laser processing techniques and tooling concepts developed on this project allowed the fabrication of nearly 100 different product parts. A cost savings above one million dollars is estimated to result from laser processing.

Descriptors :   *MACHINE TOOLS, *LASER APPLICATIONS, *PLASTICS, *CUTTING, METHODOLOGY, REMOVAL, COST EFFECTIVENESS, TOOLS, PROCESSING, INSULATION, LASERS, ESTIMATES, COSTS, CERAMIC MATERIALS, PARTS, SAVINGS.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Plastics
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE