Ultrasonic-aided laser machining of Al/Cu based SiCpmetal matrix composites

Tai Man Yue, W. S. Lau, T. W. Chan, M. Wang

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Abstract

A novel ultrasonic-aided laser (UAL) machining technique is developed to improve the overall quality of Nd:YAG laser machined holes. In blind hole drilling of aluminum-based metal matrix composites the UAL technique produces better quality machined holes: the dimension of the heat affected zone and the amount of re-cast material are greatly reduced; deeper holes with significantly less tapering can be attained. However, it appears that there exists a critical laser beam intensity below which no increase in depth is observed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrated Design and Manufacturing of Composites
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages51-55
Number of pages5
Volume64
Edition2
ISBN (Print)0791812804
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994
EventProceedings of the 2nd Biennial European Joint Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis. Part 1 (of 8) - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Jul 19947 Jul 1994

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 2nd Biennial European Joint Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis. Part 1 (of 8)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period4/07/947/07/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology

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