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Machines 2018, 6(3), 40; https://doi.org/10.3390/machines6030040

Experimental Investigation of Stainless Steel SAE304 Laser Engraving Cutting Conditions

Technical University of Crete, Department of Production Engineering & Management, Micromachining & Manufacturing Modeling Lab., University Campus Kounoupidiana, 73100 Chania, Greece
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Received: 2 July 2018 / Revised: 22 August 2018 / Accepted: 23 August 2018 / Published: 3 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Precision Machining)
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Laser machining processes are a new entrant and a rapidly evolving type of non-conventional machining process which allows the machining of complex geometries with high precision, surface quality and productivity in a wide range of materials. Thus, the need for creating a method has emerged that will help the laser machine operator to select the optimal process parameters. In this study an experimental investigation of the effect of the process parameters on the effectiveness of the laser engraving process was held. The examined process parameters were namely the average output power, the repetition rate, and the scanning speed. For this purpose 126 experimental samples, with various combinations of process parameters using a nanosecond Nd:YAG DMG MORI Lasertec 40 laser machine on a SAE 304 stainless steel plate were made. The measured criteria which evaluated the effectiveness of the process were the removed material layer thickness and the material removal rate. View Full-Text
Keywords: laser engraving; laser machining; Nd:YAG laser laser engraving; laser machining; Nd:YAG laser
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Nikolidakis, E.; Choreftakis, I.; Antoniadis, A. Experimental Investigation of Stainless Steel SAE304 Laser Engraving Cutting Conditions. Machines 2018, 6, 40.

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