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Title: Methods and apparatuses for cutting, abrading, and drilling

Abstract

Methods and apparatuses for treating a surface of a work piece are described. In one implementation, a laser delivery subsystem is configured to direct a laser beam toward a treatment zone on a work surface. A cryogenic material delivery subsystem is operably coupled with the laser delivery subsystem and is configured to direct a stream comprising cryogenic material toward the treatment zone. Both the laser beam and stream cooperate to treat material of the work surface within the treatment zone. In one aspect, a nozzle assembly provides the laser beam and stream of cryogenic material along a common flow axis. In another aspect, the laser beam and stream are provided along different axes.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1]
  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
  2. (Preston, ID)
  3. (Shelley, ID)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
OSTI Identifier:
873534
Patent Number(s):
6183348
Assignee:
Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID) INEEL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
methods; apparatuses; cutting; abrading; drilling; treating; surface; piece; described; implementation; laser; delivery; subsystem; configured; direct; beam; treatment; zone; cryogenic; material; operably; coupled; stream; comprising; cooperate; treat; aspect; nozzle; assembly; provides; common; flow; axis; provided; axes; treatment zone; assembly provides; nozzle assembly; laser beam; stream comprising; cryogenic material; /451/83/

Citation Formats

Bingham, Dennis N., Swainston, Richard C., Palmer, Gary L., and Ferguson, Russell L. Methods and apparatuses for cutting, abrading, and drilling. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Bingham, Dennis N., Swainston, Richard C., Palmer, Gary L., & Ferguson, Russell L. Methods and apparatuses for cutting, abrading, and drilling. United States.
Bingham, Dennis N., Swainston, Richard C., Palmer, Gary L., and Ferguson, Russell L. Mon . "Methods and apparatuses for cutting, abrading, and drilling". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873534.
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title = {Methods and apparatuses for cutting, abrading, and drilling},
author = {Bingham, Dennis N. and Swainston, Richard C. and Palmer, Gary L. and Ferguson, Russell L.},
abstractNote = {Methods and apparatuses for treating a surface of a work piece are described. In one implementation, a laser delivery subsystem is configured to direct a laser beam toward a treatment zone on a work surface. A cryogenic material delivery subsystem is operably coupled with the laser delivery subsystem and is configured to direct a stream comprising cryogenic material toward the treatment zone. Both the laser beam and stream cooperate to treat material of the work surface within the treatment zone. In one aspect, a nozzle assembly provides the laser beam and stream of cryogenic material along a common flow axis. In another aspect, the laser beam and stream are provided along different axes.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {1}
}

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