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Pulsed laser welding of thin metals
Author(s): Hana Chmelickova; Radim Ctvrtlik; Martin Stranyanek
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Paper Abstract

Both types of industrial lasers, CO2 and Nd:YAG, are used for welding with wide range of maximal power values. Successful results of laser welding depend on many different factors: energy, diameter, mode structure, polarization and focus position of laser beam; thickness, accurate positioning and gap of welded parts, kind of shielding gas. With LASAG Nd:YAG pulsed laser system KLS 246-102 we made optimization of welding parameters for different metals 0.5 mm thick and some types of the weld geometry. Our experimental results were used for welding of the side joint of the steel motor covers. These precious parts are used in automobile racing models. Finite elements model is used to predict a heat affected zone.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 April 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5445, Microwave and Optical Technology 2003, (7 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.560778
Show Author Affiliations
Hana Chmelickova, Palacký Univ. (Czech Republic)
Radim Ctvrtlik, Palacký Univ. (Czech Republic)
Martin Stranyanek, Palacký Univ. (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5445:
Microwave and Optical Technology 2003

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