Recent developments in laser cutting of metallic materials

Cristina Anghel, Kapil Gupta, Able Mashamba, Tien Chien Jen

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Laser cutting has become an extensively used method of material removal with cost effective solutions for complex manufacturing processes. An extensive research has been going on worldwide where researchers and industry experts are focusing on maximizing the productivity and reducing the cost while maintaining a high quality during laser cutting of engineered parts. Laser cutting, as the prevalent application of laser beam machining (LBM), offers a competitive advantage over conventional cutting processes in terms of material savings due to narrow kerf width, less heat affected zone and minimum distortions. The process offers high precision and good surface quality, with no tool wear and easy automation. The current paper aims to present an overview on the recent research on laser cutting of metallic materials, in terms of process monitoring and control as well as modeling and optimization, and to summarize the past five years of research on the topic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1881-1891
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Issue numberNOV
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Pretoria, IEOM 2018 -
Duration: 29 Oct 20181 Nov 2018


  • Kerf
  • Laser
  • Optimization
  • Productivity
  • Surface roughness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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