May 21, 2013
Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, Minn., has posted online a 45-min. presentation on the use of fiber lasers for hole drilling. It summarizes fiber laser drilling development and experiments conducted over the past two years by the company.
The presentation details the results of tests when employing a fiber laser for laser drilling of holes that previously had been drilled with an Nd:YAG laser. It clarifies the difference between fiber lasers and Nd:YAG lasers with fiber delivery and continues with structural explanations, comparisons, and technical specifications of both lasers.
The report gives visual and technical examples of the outcomes of testing with fiber lasers for both trepan drilling and percussion drilling. Also featured is video of a sample part being processed with fiber laser drilling techniques.
The presentation is available in both PowerPoint and video format in English at www.primapowerinterface.com/fldp/index.html.