Scientists of the Faculty of Innovative Technologies commissioned by Wuhan Energy Electrical Co., Ltd. (China) have produced a sealed-off strontium vapor laser. The installation is designed for cutting brittle materials and ceramics by managed thermal split.
- A focused laser beam of regulated power creates smooth cut that does not require additional processing and polishing, - says Professor Anatoly Soldatov, Dean of the Faculty of Innovative Technologies. - The use of our laser simplifies, speeds up, and reduces the cost of the manufacturing process. The customer will be able to use the facility for cutting all types of glass and ceramics.
According to scientists of the Faculty of Innovative Technologies, the method of laser-managed thermal split of glass is attractive because the process leaves fewer waste products and rejects, because the work is carried out to an accuracy of a few microns. In addition, the laser glass cutting can be performed by any parties from a single order to the set.
- We were able to achieve high precision by modification of the laser beam that cuts glass or ceramics, - says Anatoly Soldatov. – The installation assembled for a Chinese company uses a specific set of wavelengths in the visible and infrared spectrum. A few days ago, our development was sent to Wuhan (China), and in the near future our partners there will be able to test all the features of the new laser.