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1. (WO2017151122) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREVENTING LASER BACK-WALL DAMAGE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151122    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/020365
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2016
IPC: B23K 26/18
B23K 26/38
B23K 26/142
Applicants: CUMMINS INC.
Inventors: STROIA, Bradlee, J.
ROLLIN, Bryan, D.
Title: SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREVENTING LASER BACK-WALL DAMAGE
Abstract:
Methods comprising providing an article comprising a first wall between an inner diameter and an outer diameter, wherein the article is structured to receive a mandrel within the inner diameter, inserting the mandrel into the article, and cutting a hole in the first wall with a laser until the laser passes through the first wall are disclosed. Systems comprising a laser structured drill a hole in an article having a cavity and a mandrel structured to be inserted into the cavity of the article are also disclosed.