Developments in pulsed and continuous wave laser welding technologies

J. Zhou, H. L. Tsai

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This chapter first describes the history and current status of the laser welding technology. Then, fundamentals of laser welding, such as keyhole formation and collapse, laser-plasma interaction, weld pool dynamics, porosity formation mechanisms, metal melting and solidification, etc., are elaborated. Finally, new developments in laser welding such as hybrid laser-arc welding, multi-beam laser welding, electromagnetically assisted laser welding, and future challenges and development of laser welding are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Laser Welding Technologies
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)9780857098771
ISBN (Print)9780857092649
StatePublished - Jun 30 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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