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Investigating the CO2 laser cutting parameters of MDF wood composite material

Eltawahni, Hayat, Olabi, Abdul-Ghani orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-9209-3619 and Benyounis, Khaled orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-6599-4892 (2011) Investigating the CO2 laser cutting parameters of MDF wood composite material. Optics & Laser Technology, 43 (3). pp. 648-659. ISSN 0030-3992

Laser cutting of medium density fibreboard (MDF) is a complicated process and the selection of the process parameters combinations is essential to get the highest quality of the cut section. This paper presents laser cutting of MDF based on design of experiments (DOE). CO2 laser was used to cut three thicknesses 4, 6 and 9 mm of MDF panels. The process factors investigated are: laser power, cutting speed, air pressure and focal point position. In this work, cutting quality was evaluated by measuring, upper kerf width, lower kerf width, ratio between the upper kerf width to the lower kerf width, cut section roughness and the operating cost. The effect of each factor on the quality measures was determined and special graphs were drawn for this purpose. The optimal cutting combinations were presented in favours of high quality process output and in favours of low cutting cost.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:CO2 laser cutting; design of experiment; MDF; optimization
Subjects:Engineering > Mechanical engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Institutes and Centres > Materials Processing Research Centre (MPRC)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optlastec.2010.09.006
Copyright Information:© 2011 Elsevier
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:18199
Deposited On:20 May 2013 10:58 by Abdul Olabi . Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 09:45

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