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Advantages of using an oscillating laser beam for the production of tailored blanks
Author(s): Kris Rubben; H. Mohrbacher; E. Leirman
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Paper Abstract

Tailored blanks are produced by welding together flat sheets of different thickness, strength or coating type which are subsequently pressed into the desired shape. By this method it is possible to 'tailor make' the part with different properties in different areas of the component. Some of the benefits of this technology are weight reduction, improved material utilization, consolidation of parts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1997
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 3097, Lasers in Material Processing, (18 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.281143
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Kris Rubben, OCAS N.V. (Belgium)
H. Mohrbacher, OCAS N.V. (Belgium)
E. Leirman, Tailor Steel N.V. (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3097:
Lasers in Material Processing

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