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High Metal Removal Rate Process for Machining Difficult Materials

Delphi Automotive Systems, LLC - Rochester, NY

Fast lasers will be developed that use micro precision ablation in a single-step manufacturing process and verify this operation for producing flow control openings for gasoline direct-injection fuel injectors. This improved process will reduce re-work and scrap rates; eliminate secondary processes such as etching, surface cleaning, or deburring; and increase laser machining energy efficiency by up to 20%–25% over standard practice.