04328410 is referenced by 39 patents and cites 17 patents.

A process and apparatus for selectively removing a plastic layer laminated to a metal substrate. A high intensity laser beam is precisely directed to open areas of a thin metallic mask overlying the plastic layer. During removal of the plastic layer from the metal substrate, the system also removes the adhesive resin which attaches the layers. A movable table transfers the sample to be skived across the laser beam and the beam is caused to sweep the sample in a rotating pattern by means of a rotating wobble-plate mirror system. The plastic layer and the adhesive resin which attaches it to the metal substrate are removed by a sequential combination of vaporization and explosion processes.

Title
Laser skiving system
Application Number
5/936566
Publication Number
4328410
Application Date
August 24, 1978
Publication Date
May 4, 1982
Inventor
Norman E Ogle
832 Bryant St., Palo Alto, 94301
CA, US
Sandra H Slivinsky
739 Joyce St., Livermore, 94550
CA, US
Agent
Warren J Krauss
IPC
B23K 27/00
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