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Title: Laser cutting nozzle

Abstract

A laser cutting nozzle for use with a laser cutting apparatus directing a focused beam to a spot on a work piece. The nozzle has a cylindrical body with a conical tip which together have a conically shaped hollow interior with the apex at a small aperture through the tip. The conical hollow interior is shaped to match the profile of the laser beam, at full beamwidth, which passes through the nozzle to the work piece. A plurality of gas inlet holes extend through the body to the hollow interior and are oriented to produce a swirling flow of gas coaxially through the nozzle and out the aperture, aligned with the laser beam, to the work piece.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5825382
Application Number:
ON: DE83018033
Assignee:
ERA-08-054515; EDB-83-178315
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; LASER BEAM MACHINING; NOZZLES; DESIGN; GAS FLOW; FLUID FLOW; MACHINING; 420300* - Engineering- Lasers- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Ramos, T.J. Laser cutting nozzle. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Ramos, T.J. Laser cutting nozzle. United States.
Ramos, T.J. Thu . "Laser cutting nozzle". United States.
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title = {Laser cutting nozzle},
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abstractNote = {A laser cutting nozzle for use with a laser cutting apparatus directing a focused beam to a spot on a work piece. The nozzle has a cylindrical body with a conical tip which together have a conically shaped hollow interior with the apex at a small aperture through the tip. The conical hollow interior is shaped to match the profile of the laser beam, at full beamwidth, which passes through the nozzle to the work piece. A plurality of gas inlet holes extend through the body to the hollow interior and are oriented to produce a swirling flow of gas coaxially through the nozzle and out the aperture, aligned with the laser beam, to the work piece.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {9}
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