Advances in Laser Materials Processing: Technology, Research and Application, Second Edition, provides a revised, updated and expanded overview of the area, covering fundamental theory, technology and methods, traditional and emerging applications and potential future directions.
The book begins with an overview of the technology and challenges to applying the technology in manufacturing. Parts Two thru Seven focus on essential techniques and process, including cutting, welding, annealing, hardening and peening, surface treatments, coating and materials deposition.
The final part of the book considers the mathematical modeling and control of laser processes. Throughout, chapters review the scientific theory underpinning applications, offer full appraisals of the processes described and review potential future trends.
- A comprehensive practitioner guide and reference work explaining state-of-the-art laser processing technologies in manufacturing and other disciplines
- Explores challenges, potential, and future directions through the continuous development of new, application-specific lasers in materials processing
- Provides revised, expanded and updated coverage
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1. 'Light' industry: an introduction to laser processing and its industrial applications 2. The challenges ahead for laser macro, micro and nano manufacturing 3. Laser fusion cutting of difficult materials 4. Laser-assisted glass cleaving 5. Laser dicing of silicon and electronics substrates 6. Laser machining of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic composites 7. Understanding and improving process control in pulsed and continuous wave laser welding 8. Laser microspot welding in electronics production 9. Laser Hybrid Welding 10. Influencing the weld pool during laser welding 11. Laser transformation hardening of steel 12. Pulsed laser annealing technology for nanoscale fabrication of silicon-based devices in semicondoctors 13. Laser-Induced Forward Transfer Techniques and Applications 14. Production of biomaterial coatings by laser-assisted processes 15. Thick metallic coatings produced by coaxial and side laser cladding: processing and properties 16. Laser consolidation: a rapid manufacturing process for making net-shape functional components 17. Lasers for additive manufacturing 18. Laser micro/nano-fabrication techniques and their applications in electronics 19. Laser processing of direct-write nano-sized materials 20. Micro- and nano-parts generated by laser-based solid freeform fabrication 21. Laser-assisted additive fabrication of micro-sized coatings 22. Multiphysics modelling of laser solid freeform fabrication techniques 23. Process control of laser materials processing 24. Experimental Design 25. Microstructural Characterization and Mechanical Reliability of Laser-Machined Structures
Professor Jonathan Lawrence is Director of the Laser Engineering and Manufacturing Group at Coventry University, and Editor-in-Chief of Lasers in Engineering and International Journal of Laser Science: Fundamental Theory and Analytical Methods. His work has attracted over £5M in research funding and yielded six patents. He has published eight books and over 140 journal papers.