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Laser penetration spike welding: a welding tool enabling novel process and design opportunities
Author(s): Durandus K. Dijken; Willem Hoving; J. Th. M. De Hosson
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Paper Abstract

A novel method for laser welding for sheet metal. is presented. This laser spike welding method is capable of bridging large gaps between sheet metal plates. Novel constructions can be designed and manufactured. Examples are light weight metal epoxy multi-layers and constructions having additional strength with respect to rigidity and impact resistance. Its capability to bridge large gaps allows higher dimensional tolerances in production. The required laser systems are commercially available and are easily implemented in existing production lines. The lasers are highly reliable, the resulting spike welds are quickly realized and the cost price per weld is very low.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4637, Photon Processing in Microelectronics and Photonics, (18 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.470670
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Durandus K. Dijken, Philips Ctr. for Industrial Technology (Netherlands)
Willem Hoving, Philips Ctr. for Industrial Technology (Netherlands)
J. Th. M. De Hosson, Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4637:
Photon Processing in Microelectronics and Photonics
Jan J. Dubowski; Koji Sugioka; Malcolm C. Gower; Willem Hoving; Richard F. Haglund; Alberto Pique; Frank Traeger; Jan J. Dubowski; Willem Hoving, Editor(s)

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