PULSED LASER ASSISTED FORMING OF THIN SHEET METAL
St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, Department of Laser Technologies and Applied Ecology; Student
A. A. Petrov
ITMO University, 197101, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation; Associate professor
Abstract. Process of laser bending of alloyed steel sheets of 0,3 to 1,1 mm thickness is analyzed. Pulse Nd:YAG laser (average rower of 200 W, pulse duration of 0,1—10 ms) is employed and programmable 6-axis robot Motoman SSF-2000 is used for formation of illuminated area of irregular-shaped details. Experimental results show that bend angle may be varied through a wide range depending on the laser-processing mode.
Keywords: laser forming, solid-state laser.