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Process designing for laser forming of circular sheet metal
Q. Nadeem, W. J. Seong, S. J. Na
[Department of Mechanical Engineering, KAIST], Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon, South Korea

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2012, 10(02): pp.021405

Topic:Lasers and laser optics
Keywords(OCIS Code): 140.3390  350.3850  160.0160  

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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Get Citation: Q. Nadeem, W. J. Seong, S. J. Na, "Process designing for laser forming of circular sheet metal," Chin. Opt. Lett. 10(02), 021405(2012)



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