The Investigation on Mask and Plasticine Laser Shock Forming
School of Mechanical Engineering，Jiangsu University, Zhengjiang, Jiangsu 212000
A novel technology called mask and plasticine laser shock forming (MAPLSF) was introduced to manufacture micro-features on the surface of pure copper foil with the thickness of 40μm. In this process, the laser-generated shock wave and plasticine are used to replace the conventional rigid punch and die. The result showed that the shape of laser beam can be roughly manufactured on the surface of the workpiece and this mold-free laser shock forming process is a fast method to fabricate controlled micro-feature on the metallic foils. In this damage-free forming process, the workpicec can keep good surface, because the plasticine is softer than metal foils.
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