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Applications of single-mode fiber lasers to novel microwelding
Author(s): Isamu Miyamoto; Takeshi Kosumi; Seo-Jeong Park; Hiroaki Uragishi; Koji Watanabe; Toshihiko Ooie
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Paper Abstract

High power single-mode fiber-lasers with CW output power 40 - 200 W was applied to microwelding. Thermal conduction equations of a square heat source were derived to calculate the temperature distribution and the mean temperature within the beam area. The penetration depth can be predicted assuming the beam-irradiation area is heated up to the boiling temperature of the material. High-speed photographs showed that a keyhole with the size of approximately focused beam spot is formed in the molten pool, of which diameter is in good agreement with the measured spot size. The humping defect can be suppressed by using fine beam spot size, because the width of the flow channel beside the keyhole is kept widely even at very high welding speeds rsulting in stable flow of the molten metal. Ultra-high speed welding up to a velocity of 1500 mm/s was attained without humping in SUS304 stainless steel foil. Sound lap welding of thin foils of 10 μm to 30 μm is demonstrated at welding speed of 920 mm/s. Penetration welding of 800 μm in thickness was achieved at laser power of 200 W.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5662, Fifth International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication, (8 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.596383
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Isamu Miyamoto, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Takeshi Kosumi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Seo-Jeong Park, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Hiroaki Uragishi, SUMX Ltd. (Japan)
Koji Watanabe, Industrial Research Institute of Ishikawa (Japan)
Toshihiko Ooie, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5662:
Fifth International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication
Isamu Miyamoto; Henry Helvajian; Kazuyoshi Itoh; Kojiro F. Kobayashi; Andreas Ostendorf; Koji Sugioka, Editor(s)

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