A Feasibility Study Of Low-Power Laser Trepanning Drilling Of Composite Using Modified DVD Writer


  • Nurfairuz Nadirah Affandi Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • Khairul Fikri Tamrin Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • Amir Azam Khan Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • Kaveh Moghadasi Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • Mohd Ridzuan Mohamad Sharip Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • Shahrol Mohamaddan Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • Anamul Hossain University of Technology Sydney


Laser drilling, laser trepanning, cotton, fiber composite, grey relational analysis, optimization


In the present study, laser cutting of cotton fiber composite laminate is experimented using a modified DVD writer drive. A 250 mW diode laser is initially extracted from a DVD writer drive, and then regulated by a custom-made laser driver circuit designed using a Proteus® software. Experimental tests are carried out using multi-pass laser trepanning drilling at different drilling speeds and standoff distances (SODs). The cut quality is evaluated by measuring the extent of both oxide and resolidified resin regions. It was discovered that high speed of trepanning drilling and positive SOD significantly improve cut quality. Furthermore, positive and negative SODs require relatively high number of passes at different drilling speeds. From SEM micrographs, it is found out that the crack formation and fiber protruding happen in the drilling area due to thermal stresses and matrix vaporization.


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Affandi , N. N., Fikri Tamrin, K., Azam Khan, A., Moghadasi, K., Mohamad Sharip , M. R. ., Mohamaddan, S., & Hossain, A. . (2020). A Feasibility Study Of Low-Power Laser Trepanning Drilling Of Composite Using Modified DVD Writer. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 12(3), 187–196. Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/ijie/article/view/5357

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