Processing

Please wait...

Settings

Settings

Goto Application

1. US5449881 - Laser beam machine

Office
United States of America
Application Number 08193020
Application Date 07.02.1994
Publication Number 5449881
Publication Date 12.09.1995
Grant Number 5449881
Grant Date 12.09.1995
Publication Kind A
IPC
B23K 26/14
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
26Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
14using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor
B23K 26/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
26Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
B23K 26/08
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
26Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
08Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece
B23K 26/36
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
26Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
36Removing material
CPC
B23K 26/0853
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
26Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
08Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece
083Devices involving movement of the workpiece in at least one axial direction
0853Devices involving movement of the workpiece in at least in two axial directions, e.g. in a plane
B23K 26/0622
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
26Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
02Positioning or observing the workpiece, e.g. with respect to the point of impact; Aligning, aiming or focusing the laser beam
06Shaping the laser beam, e.g. by masks or multi-focusing
062by direct control of the laser beam
0622by shaping pulses
Applicants Fanuc Ltd.
Inventors Nakata Yoshinori
Ohara Kazuki
Agents Staas & Halsey
Priority Data 1992167641 25.06.1992 JP
Title
(EN) Laser beam machine
Abstract
(EN)

A laser beam machine is provided for irradiating a laser beam onto a workpiece to cut the same. When cutting a workpiece by irradiating a laser beam thereto, stable and reliable corner cutting is carried out according to a machining condition which provides practical effects. It is determined whether the machining (cutting) along a path according to a currently executed machining program has advanced to a corner B (Step S1), and if the corner B is reached, cutting is carried out according to a stepwise-varying machining condition M previously stored in a RAM (3) (Step S2). Specifically, the machining condition is once reduced to a low level or zero when the corner B is reached, and is thereafter increased stepwise up to a normal machining condition M.sub.0 with distance from the corner (with time). After the cutting of the corner B is completed, normal cutting is carried out according to the machining condition M.sub.0 (Step S3). Thus, it is possible to carry out stable and reliable cutting of the corner B according to the machining condition that provides practical effects.