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    Author(s): V.G. Barnekov; C.W. McMillin; H.A. Huber
    Date: 1986
    Source: Forest Products Journal 36(1):55-58
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Factors influencing the ability of lasers to cut wood may be generally classified into these three areas: 1) characteristics of the laser beam; 2) equipment and processing variables; and 3) properties of the workpiece. Effects of beam power, mode, polarization, and stability are discussed as are aspects of optics, location of focal point, feed speed, gas-jet assist system and workpiece thickness, density, and moisture content.

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    Barnekov, V.G.; McMillin, C.W.; Huber, H.A. 1986. Factors influencing laser cutting of wood. Forest Products Journal 36(1):55-58

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