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vol 60 / SEPTEMBER, 2017
Article
UDC 621

PULSED LASER ASSISTED FORMING OF THIN SHEET METAL

A. D. Kochetov
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


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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.