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YAG

Abbreviation and acronym for yttrium-aluminum-garnet.

YAG

abbreviation for yttrium aluminum garnet, a crystal used in some types of lasers.

YAG

Regionally popular slang for gay.

YAG

(yag)
Acronym for yttrium-aluminum-garnet.
See: laser
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Compared to EDM or ECM for putting holes in difficult materials, the YAG laser is faster and more flexible, and even large holes in thick materials can be done in reasonable production times.
Another plus for higher-power YAG lasers is being able to use fiber optics for time sharing of one energy source between several work stations, or the ability to make multiple welds at the same time at a single station.
Richard Walker, vice president, Rofin Sinar, Plymouth Rock, MI, agrees that the move is certainly toward high YAG power, but feels the key is maintaining the same beam quality.
Their RSY 500P, a 500-W YAG laser, will soon be joined by a 1-kW model.
Is there a competition now between YAG and electron-beam welding?
With 1-kW YAG, you can weld stainless-steel pipe to depths up to 0.
But there are some negatives that will slow down the spread of YAG laser use: