Laser cutting of the dashboard inset shapes were done at a low cutting speed to improve edge quality. The sample could be cut at a much faster speed, but at the sacrifice of edge quality. A cycle time as low as 2.5 minutes could be performed. The cutting was done to the ABS substrate and double sided tape, leaving the 3M tape and paper backing intact for application purposes.
|Sample Name:||Dashboard inset shapes||Working Distance:||2mm|
|Material:||ABS substrate + double sided tape + 3M tape + paper||Power:||14% (35W) average|
|Method Used:||Laser cutting||Frequency:||500Hz modulated|
|Depth:||ABS substrate + double sided tape||Speed:||10mm/sec|
|Laser Type:||250W CW CO2 laser||Passes:||1|
|Focal Length Lens:||3.75′||Cycle Time:||~12min|