Accession Number:

ADA051838

Title:

Feasibility of Cutting Aluminum Alloys with a 6-Kilowatt Laser

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 1976-Mar 1977

Corporate Author:

BOEING CO SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

The results of this program demonstrated that it is feasible to use laser cutting of aluminum without edge enhancement in the fabrication of hardware where a sheared or blanked edge is acceptable to meet engineering requirements. However, it was further shown that it is not feasible to use an as-laser-cut edge for hardware where machined edges or hole filling fasteners are required to meet engineering requirements.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Fabrication Metallurgy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE