Experimental Investigation of Laser-Drilled Holes Variations Depending on Laser Drilling Parameters


Uslan I., Erdogan S., KELEŞ Ö. , USTA Y. , Yilbas B. S. , Tuc B.

14th International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (AMPT), İstanbul, Turkey, 13 - 16 July 2011, vol.445, pp.448-449 identifier identifier

Abstract

Parameters on a CO2 laser machine effects the variations on hole diameters. In this study, a CO2 laser machine is used for drilling processes. Processing parameters are selected between 1.24 mm workpiece thickness, 2500-4000 W laser output power, -4 to 2 laser focus setting, 8-14 bar assisted gas pressure and 500-1200 Hz laser frequency. After the drilling process, with the diameter measurements, pictures were taken with an optic microscope then the effect of the processing parameters on hole diameter variations were investigated.