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Nanosecond Laser Ablation of Titanium in Air and Water: The Time-Resolved Observation and Post-Process Characterizations

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Yun Zhou, Yibo Gao, Benxin Wu

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

Paper No. MSEC2010-34109, pp. 203-207; 5 pages
  • ASME 2010 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference
  • ASME 2010 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Volume 2
  • Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, October 12–15, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Manufacturing Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4947-7 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3887-7
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


Titanium has lots of competitive applications in aerospace, biomedical and many other areas due to its special properties. However, the machining of titanium using conventional mechanical approaches often has serious tool wear and low efficiency. Laser ablation can potentially provide a good solution for titanium micromachining. In this paper, nanosecond laser ablation of titanium in air and water has been studied. The laser ablation rate, laser-induced plasma, the ablated surface profile and chemical composition change have been studied, and the results are discussed.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME



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