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Laser-Assisted Machining Will Make Ceramic Parts Less Costly

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May 17, 2000
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An innovative technique for machining brittle ceramic materials by first softening them with heat from a laser may cut in half the cost of making components for a growing U.S. market now approaching $10 billion.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – An innovative technique for machining brittle ceramic materials by first softening them with heat from a laser may cut in half the cost of making components for a growing U.S. market now approaching $10 billion.


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