Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

R. Pospichal, G. Liedl:
"Laser Processing Of Non-Woven Fabrics";
Talk: Management of Technology - Step to Sustainable Production: MOTSP2013, Novi Vinodolski, Croatia; 2013-05-29 - 2013-05-31; in: "MOTSP 2013 - Conference Proceedings", Croatian Association for PLM, Zagreb, Croatia (2013), ISSN: 1848-9591; Paper ID 169, 8 pages.

English abstract:
Importance of product-lifecycle-management (PLM) increased in production engineering during the last years. Environmental as well as economic constraints account for intensified efforts in recycling and
substitution of non-environmental friendly products. For example, Polyurethane (PU) foams should be replaced with non-woven fabrics. Unfortunately, unlike foams, such non-woven fabrics exhibit limited
possibilities in molding operations. Material removal by means of laser processing offers a possibility in a partial replacement of difficult moldings. Experiments of CO2-laser processing of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) are presented. Laser parameters like beam shape, intensity distribution and process gases have been
varied to optimise results.

laser processing, non-woven fabrics, beam forming, recycling

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