The Micro Machining of Polypropylene by UV Laser – the Influence of Laser Operating Parameters

The Micro Machining of Polypropylene by UV Laser – the Influence of Laser Operating Parameters

TOFIL Szymon

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Abstract. This article presents the research on the impact of operating parameters of a TruMicro 5325c laser device with ultra-short pulses and UV radiation on the polypropylene surface. By changing the frequency of laser pulses, the effect of their impact on the surface of the processed material, which was propylene, was studied. To verify the results, a HIROX KH-8700 confocal digital microscope with software for analyzing the obtained image was used. The efficiency of the performed process was calculated and the optimal working parameters of the device, which do not cause damage to the processed material, were determined.

Picoseconds Laser Micro Machining, Polymer Materials, Cold Ablation Phenomenon, Laser Surface Treatment, Polypropylene

Published online , 6 pages
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Citation: TOFIL Szymon, The Micro Machining of Polypropylene by UV Laser – the Influence of Laser Operating Parameters, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 17, pp 126-131, 2020


The article was published as article 19 of the book Terotechnology XI

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