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Overview of 3D laser materials processing concepts
Author(s): George Tsoukantas; Konstantinos Salonitis; Panagiotis Stavropoulos; George Chryssolouris
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Paper Abstract

The term of 3D laser processing has been used so far to describe a group of different three-dimensional laser processing concepts. At each of these concepts the 3D aspect refers to a different manipulation of one or more laser beams, as to process and/or produce three-dimensional geometries by performing material removal, welding or heat treating. The most important concepts are focused mainly in laser machining and laser welding processes by incorporating one or two laser beams simultaneously. This paper overviews a number of these concepts that have been developed in research or industrial level, along with their advantages, drawbacks and fields of application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5131, Third GR-I International Conference on New Laser Technologies and Applications, (9 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.513639
Show Author Affiliations
George Tsoukantas, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
Konstantinos Salonitis, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
Panagiotis Stavropoulos, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
George Chryssolouris, Univ. of Patras (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5131:
Third GR-I International Conference on New Laser Technologies and Applications
Alexis Carabelas; Giuseppe Baldacchini; Paolo Di Lazzaro; Dimitrios Zevgolis, Editor(s)

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