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ness of the cut edge and thermal deformation or distortion of the bars.
Femtosecond laser requirements
Beam quality is decisive for excellent focusability and high cutting precision. A thin-disk
laser like the JenLas femto 10 has a beam
quality very close to the theoretical limit.
Thin disks allow perfect cooling and thermal control, which leads to high beam quality. And the thin-disk laser is insensitive to
back-refection from the workpiece.
Cutting speed may be scalable with the
pulse repetition rate and pulse energy before
cut quality is impacted. The 10W laser with
tunable pulse repetition rate that was used
in the application delivers, for instance, 50µJ
pulse energy at 200kHz, which ensures suf-fcient energy margin for parallel cutting with
This article was written by Susanna Friedel
and Nikolas von Freyhold of Jenoptik, Jena,
Can your coders keep up?
Stand-up pouches, one of
the fastest growing trends
in the drink packaging
industry, are often
made from fexible
polyethylene terephthalate (PET), or
foil, and key markets around the
world are opting for
this form of packaging
for their delicious drinks.
Once just a packaging
choice for non-carbonated
soft drinks, we are now seeing mineral water brands, non-carbonated sports
drinks, and wine companies opting for
pouches. But one of the biggest pouch-use trends in the last four years has been
cocktail mixes, with a growth in sales that
has rocketed to 300 million units per year!
One such brand is Funkin Cocktails,
whose cool, ready-to-pour cocktail mixers
have established themselves across the
FIGURE 1. Funkin
cocktail mixers in
pouches, giving them
long shelf life.