Accession Number:

ADA012226

Title:

Cutting Wood Materials by Laser.

Descriptive Note:

Forest Service research paper,

Corporate Author:

FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WIS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Laser technology is undergoing unbelievably rapid expansion. To evaluate the ability of the laser for cutting wood and wood products, a 250-watt industrial type continuous carbon dioxide laser was used. The wood materials included green and dry lumber, plywood, and particleboard. The cutting phenomena changed from a zone of clean instantaneous vaporization for the first 116-inch of depth to a charring condition for the balance of the thickness cut.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products
  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE