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 NJGC  Vol.5 No.4 , October 2015
Optimization of Parameters CO2 Laser for Drilling Different Types of Glass
Abstract: The aim of this work is to study in detail the drilling process on glass by CO2 laser. The study parameters considered in the present experiments are based on the laser beam power of range (30% - 80% of 25 W) and an exposure time for drilling (2 - 8 s). The measured diameters of holes by optical methods are between [300 - 800 μm]. The results obtained by optical observations suggest that ordinary and mineral glasses cannot withstand to a contact of the laser beam and crack during the formation of the drilling hole. The minimum power and duration of exposure are the optimal parameters for drilling the organic glass, we observe no micro-cracks, and again we see that the edges of the holes have a good surface quality with a high aspect ratio.
Cite this paper: Khennafi-Benghalem, N. and Allag, W. (2015) Optimization of Parameters CO2 Laser for Drilling Different Types of Glass. New Journal of Glass and Ceramics, 5, 75-83. doi: 10.4236/njgc.2015.54009.
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