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Prospects of very high-power CO2 laser in welding
Author(s): Jean-Claude Goussain; S. Vire
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Paper Abstract

A 45 kW laser system was recently installed at 'Institut de Sourdure' in France in order to evaluate the possibilities of such high power beams in welding. Some results of welding various materials, different thicknesses and large components are presented. Some recent installations of high power laser equipments already integrated into production site or under development in ship building and steel fabrication are described. Finally, the objectives of an important research and development program launched recently for exploring the different aspects of laser welding in thick section steel fabrication is outlines.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2789, High-Power Lasers: Applications and Emerging Applications, (23 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.251164
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Jean-Claude Goussain, Institut de Soudure (France)
S. Vire, Institut de Soudure (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2789:
High-Power Lasers: Applications and Emerging Applications
Georges Sayegh; Michael R. Osborne, Editor(s)

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