A combination of laser welding and arc welding, laser-arc welding overcomes the shortfalls of both processes. Industrial applications of this combined process are on the increase notably in the shipbuilding and automotive industries due to the recognised merits of strength and toughness.
Hybrid Laser-Arc Welding from Woodhead Publishing provides a comprehensive account of hybrid laser-arc welding technology and applications. Advantages and disadvantages of both arc welding and laser welding are reviewed in addition to the properties of joints produced by hybrid laser-arc welding. An important discussion on quality control and assessment of welding quality examines the weldability of typical structural materials.
The second part of the book focuses on the applications of the process to materials ranging from magnesium alloys to aluminium. A specific chapter on hybrid laser-arc welding of steel includes both high tensile strength and stainless steel. A variety of industrial examples highlight practical applications as well as potential applications likely to shape future development.
With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Hybrid laser-arc welding, is a valuable source of reference for all those using this important welding technology.