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Feasible application area study for linear laser cutting in paper making processes

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Publication Details
Authors: Happonen Ari, Stepanov AleXander, Piili Heidi, Salminen Antti
Publication year: 2015
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Physics Procedia
Title of parent publication: 5th Nordic Laser Materials Processing Conference, Nolamp 15
Volume number: 78C
Start page: 174
End page: 181
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Open Access publication

Traditional industry sectors, like paper making industry, tend to stay within well-known technology rather than going forward towards promising, but still quite new technical solutions and applications. This study analyses the feasibility of the laser cutting in large-scale industrial paper making processes. Aim was to reveal development and process related challenges and improvement potential in paper making processes by utilizing laser technology. This study has been carried out, because there still seems to be only few large-scale industrial laser processing applications in paper converting processes worldwide, even in the beginning of 2010´s. Because of this, the small-scale use of lasers in paper material manufacturing industry is related to a shortage of well-known and widely available published research articles and published measurement data (e.g. actual achieved cut speeds with high quality cut edges, set-up times and so on). It was concluded that laser cutting has strong potential in industrial applications for paper making industries. This potential includes quality improvements and a competitive advantage for paper machine manufacturers and industry. The innovations have also added potential, when developing new paper products. An example of these kinds of products are ones with printed intelligence, which could be a new business opportunity for the paper industries all around the world

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