Handbook Of Laser Welding Technologies
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- Offers an introduction to the fundamentals of laser welding including characteristics, welding defects and evolution of laser welding
- discusses developments in several techniques including disk, conduction and laser micro welding
- focusses on technologies for specific materials such as light metal alloys, plastics and glass
- examines developments in emerging technologies including robotics and laser arc welding
- explores applications in a number of industries
Laser welding is a quickly developing and versatile technology which has found increasing applications in industry and manufacturing. It enables the precision welding of small and hard-to-reach areas, and is especially suitable for operation under computer or robotic control. The Handbook of laser welding technologies reviews the latest developments in the field and how they can be used across a range of applications.
Part one offers an introduction to the fundamentals of laser welding before moving on to explore developments in established technologies including CO2 laser welding, disk laser welding and laser micro welding technology. Part two highlights laser welding technologies for a range of materials including aluminium and titanium alloys, plastics and glass. Part three focuses on developments in emerging laser welding technologies with chapters on the applications of robotics in laser welding and developments in the modelling and simulation of laser and hybrid laser welding. Finally, part four explores the applications of laser welding in the automotive, railway and shipbuilding industries.
The Handbook of laser welding technologies is a technical resource for researchers and engineers using laser welding technologies, professionals requiring an understanding of laser welding techniques and academics interested in the field.