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Optimization of process parameters for pulsed laser milling of micro-channels on AISI H13 tool steel

This paper focuses on understanding the influence of laser milling process parameters on the final geometrical and surface quality of micro-channel features fabricated on AISI H13 steel. Optimal selection of process parameters is highly critical for successful material removal and high dimensional and surface quality for micro-sized die/mold applications. A set of designed experiments is carried out in a pulsed Nd:YAG laser milling system using AISI H13 hardened tool steel as work material. Arrays of micro-channels have been fabricated using a range of process parameters such as scanning speed (SS), pulse intensity (PI), and pulse frequency (PF). The relation between process parameters and quality characteristics has been studied with experimental modeling. Multi-criteria decision making for material and process parameter selection for desired surface quality and dimensional accuracy is investigated using an evolutionary computation method based on particle swarm optimization (PSO)

The authors would like to express their gratitude to the GREP research group from the UdG, the MARL group at Rutgers University, and the ASCAMM Technology Center for the facilities provided during the experiments. This work was partially carried out with the grant supports from the European Commission project IREBID (FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IRSES-247476) and the Spanish Science and Innovation Minister project TECNIPLAD (DPI2009-09852)

© Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 2013, vol. 29, p. 209-218

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Author: Teixidor Ezpeleta, Daniel
Ferrer Real, Inés
Ciurana, Quim de
Özel, Tuǧrul
Date: 2013
Abstract: This paper focuses on understanding the influence of laser milling process parameters on the final geometrical and surface quality of micro-channel features fabricated on AISI H13 steel. Optimal selection of process parameters is highly critical for successful material removal and high dimensional and surface quality for micro-sized die/mold applications. A set of designed experiments is carried out in a pulsed Nd:YAG laser milling system using AISI H13 hardened tool steel as work material. Arrays of micro-channels have been fabricated using a range of process parameters such as scanning speed (SS), pulse intensity (PI), and pulse frequency (PF). The relation between process parameters and quality characteristics has been studied with experimental modeling. Multi-criteria decision making for material and process parameter selection for desired surface quality and dimensional accuracy is investigated using an evolutionary computation method based on particle swarm optimization (PSO)
The authors would like to express their gratitude to the GREP research group from the UdG, the MARL group at Rutgers University, and the ASCAMM Technology Center for the facilities provided during the experiments. This work was partially carried out with the grant supports from the European Commission project IREBID (FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IRSES-247476) and the Spanish Science and Innovation Minister project TECNIPLAD (DPI2009-09852)
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ISSN: 0736-5845 (versió paper)
1879-2537 (versió electrònica)
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/10186
Language: eng
Publisher: Elsevier
Collection: MICINN/PN 2010-2013/DPI2009-09852
Reproducció digital del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rcim.2012.05.005
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Is part of: © Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 2013, vol. 29, p. 209-218
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Subject: Làsers -- Aplicacions industrials
Lasers -- Industrial applications
Optimització matemàtica
Mathematical optimization
Title: Optimization of process parameters for pulsed laser milling of micro-channels on AISI H13 tool steel
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