Analytical Study on Pulsed-Laser Processing for Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene/ PolyVinyl Chloride

  • Chang-Wei XIONG
  • Si-Li FAN
  • Ching-Yen HO Dongguan Polytechnic
Keywords: pulse-laser, depth, processing, ABS/PVC


This study developed a model involving the energy balance and decomposition at the ablated interface due to the heat transport, optical decomposition and activation energy in Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene/PolyVinyl Chloride (ABS/PVC). The prediction for ablation depth obtained from this study is compared with the available experimental data. The predicted results agree with the measured data. The effects of laser processing parameters, optical and thermal properties of ABS/PVC on the variation of the laser-ablated depth with the laser fluences are also discussed. The results validate that the pulsed-laser ablation rate at the initial short period is dominated by optical penetration absorption for laser and is linearly proportional to the logarithm of the laser fluence by a ratio factor “optical absorption length” (i.e., the ablation rate follows Beer’s law at the initial short period).