Laser Augmented Diamond Drilling is an effective way to produce holes materials that may be too hard or brittle to efficiently drill with traditional processes.
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Laser Augmented Diamond Drilling is an manufacturing process technology to drill hard and brittle materials. It utilizes a laser that is focused through an optically transparent diamond bit to drill the workpiece. The laser decreases the hardness and brittleness of the material by heating and thermally softening, and also increases the tool life.
The LADD system can achieve enhanced ductility, through reduced hardness (and reduced brittleness) resulting from laser augmented heating and thermal softening, to promote more efficient, productive and less costly overall hole making process.
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The LADD technology can effectively produce holes in hard and brittle materials like composites and ceramics. The LADD hole making process offers improved quality and a superior finished product, LADD provides numerous advantages over conventional drilling methods.
Some of the benefits of using LADD include:
- Reduced tool wear
- Increased tool life
- Reduced fractures in work piece
- Improved finish quality
- Increased Material Removal Rate (MRR)
- Faster Processing, and thus reduction of processing costs
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