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High Metal Removal Rate Process for Machining Difficult Materials

Awardee Details

Awardee 
Delphi Automotive Systems, LLC
State 
New York

Funding

DOE Amount 
$3,700,000
Recipient Amount 
$925,000

This project will develop fast lasers that use micro precision cutting in a single-step manufacturing process, and verify this operation for producing flow control openings for 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 up to 20%–25% over standard practices.