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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 2 — Feb. 10, 2012
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Process designing for laser forming of circular sheet metal

Q. Nadeem, W. J. Seong, and S. J. Na  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 021405- (2012)

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Laser forming is a new type of flexible manufacturing process that has become viable for the shaping of metallic components. Process designing of laser forming involves finding a set of process parameters, including laser power, laser scanning paths, and scanning speed, given a prescribed shape. To date, research has focused on process designing for rectangular plates, and only a few studies are presented for axis-symmetric geometries like circular plates. In the present study, process designing for axis-symmetric geometries-with focus on class of shapes-is handled using a formerly proposed distance-based approach. A prescribed shape is achieved for geometries such as quarter-circular and half-circular ring plates. Experimental results verify the applicability of the proposed method for a class of shapes.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(350.3850) Other areas of optics : Materials processing

Q. Nadeem, W. J. Seong, and S. J. Na, "Process designing for laser forming of circular sheet metal," Chin. Opt. Lett. 10, 021405- (2012)

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