The views, information, or opinions expressed in the Industry News RSS feed belong solely to the author and do not necessarily represent those of IDEX Health & Science and its employees.

    German Collaboration Introduces Hybrid Manufacturing Process for Thin Metal Cutting

    Article obtained from Photonics RSS Feed.

    Research collaborators from Fraunhofer Institute of Laser Technology (ILT), KOSTAL Kontakt Systeme GmbH, Amphos GmbH, and Pulsar Photonics GmbH have combined the precision and quality of helical drilling and the efficiency of multibeam processing to enhance the performance of sheet metal parts cutting. The merging of processes aims to establish a single process that meets the accuracy and speed requirements of industrial-level production.

    A high-power beam source with an output power of 300 W and pulse energy of 3 mJ performs the cutting. High pulse energy is necessary to divide the beam — sometimes into as many as 20 additional beams. The system retains the benefits in precision of helical drilling, which in the research takes…

    Aug, 12 2020 |

    IDEX Health & Science is the global authority in fluidics and optics, bringing to life advanced optofluidic technologies with our products, people, and engineering expertise. Intelligent solutions for life.