Part one provides 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 various 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.
- Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of laser welding including characteristics, welding defects and evolution of laser welding
- Discusses developments in a number of techniques including disk, conduction and laser micro welding
- Focusses on technologies for particular materials such as light metal alloys, plastics and glass
Developments in CO2 laser welding
Developments in Nd:YAG laser welding
Developments in disk laser welding
Developments in pulsed and continuous wave laser welding technologies
Conduction laser welding
Developments in laser micro welding technology. Part 2 Laser welding technologies for various materials: Laser welding of light metal alloys: Aluminium and titanium alloys
Laser welding and brazing of dissimilar metals
Laser welding of plastics
Laser welding of glass
Defects formation mechanisms and preventive procedures in laser welding
Residual stress and distortion in laser welding. Part 3 Developments in emerging laser welding technologies: Applications of robotics in laser welding
Developments in beam scanning (remote) technologies and smart beam processing
Developments in twin-beam laser welding technology
Developments in multi-pass laser welding technology with filler wire
Developments in hybridisation and combined laser beam welding technologies
Developments in hybrid laser-arc welding technology
Developments in modelling and simulation of laser and hybrid laser welding. Part 4 Applications of laser welding: Applications of laser welding in the automotive industry
Applications of laser welding in the railway industry
Applications of laser welding in the shipbuilding industry.