Large diameter and thin wall laser tube bending

Wenwu Zhang, Marshall Jones, Michael Graham, Brian Farrell, Magdi Azer, Carl Erikson, Jie Zhang, Y. L. Yao

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Abstract

Large diameter and thin wall tube bending is challenging for mechanical methods. Although laser tube bending has been used for <2'' diameter tubes, larger diameter laser tube bending is not thoroughly studied yet. This paper reports the challenges and our progress in large diameter laser tube bending. Special issues such as cooling, surface non-uniformity, beam shape and cross section deformation were investigated in comparison with small diameter tube bending.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages64-73
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event24th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, ICALEO 2005 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: Oct 31 2005Nov 3 2005

Other

Other24th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, ICALEO 2005
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period10/31/0511/3/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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