This second edition of C02 Laser Cutting examines the whole subject of C02 laser cutting. As with the original, the style is conversational and readable, with mathematical treatments kept to a minimum to give it a uniquely accessible feel.
The discussion covers the cutting of metals and non-metals on a wide range of levels, from practical advice and processing parameters to explanations of the physical and chemical reactions which take place in the cut zone. Materials covered include steels, wood, ceramics, polymers and non-ferrous alloys, and the information is taken from an extensive range of experimental and commercial results.
The cutting process is dealt with in two ways :
- Practically - for the hands-on operator
- Technically - for the researcher or scientist
The user-friendly yet informative style makes this both a practical handbook and research textbook, and is invaluable to anyone concerned with laser cutting, from job shop machine operators to post graduate researchers.