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This design provides good airflow but the circular movement in the middle of the dust chamber transports dust towards the glass window at the laser inlet. Cleaning interval: 15 minutes or approximately 500 products.
  
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Laser Cutting System Achieves 40x Performance Enhancement
Posted Mon January 29, 2007 @05:49PM
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News Fico, member of the Besi Group, used engineering fluid dynamics analysis software EFD.Pro to obtain an amazing 40x performance enhancement in their new laser cutting system. The company successfully optimized airflow in their new equipment to deal with the dust created as a result of the cutting process. As a result, system maintenance intervals increased from 15 minutes to 11 hours in record time.

"In the past this process would have consisted of trial and error and would certainly have taken a lot longer than 90 days," explained Peter Venema, engineer. "When we proved that we had a reliable model, we were able to speed up the process significantly."

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