Types of Laser Interactions with Plastics

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    Types of Laser Interactions with Plastics

    There are 3 main types of material interactions when hit by the
    CO2 laser beam:
    • Vaporization
    – The material vaporizes into gas residue which is blown out when cut.
    This is the cleanest cutting / marking process.
    • Melt Sharing
    – The material melts into molten droplets which are blown out when cut.
    There is typically some melt-back
    • Chemical Degradation
    – The plastic material chemically degrades typically releasing carbon smoke.
    The material chars and has soot residue

    http://microfluidics.cnsi.ucsb.edu/tools/Trotec_laser_cutter/Synrad%20LaserProcessingGuide_Plastics.pdf

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