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Laser Welding & Drilling
Author(s): C. M. Sharp
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the absorption of 'laser light' by a workpiece and shows that the physical, chemical and thermal changes that result, can be controlled, to cause either drilling or welding of the workpiece. The subject is treated from a practical engineering/applications viewpoint and includes case studies of established industrial applications. The unique features of laser processing are highlighted and where appropriate, comparisons are made with other industrial processes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 1979
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0164, 4th European Electro-Optics Conf, (25 July 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.965525
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C. M. Sharp, BOC Industrial Power Beams (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0164:
4th European Electro-Optics Conf

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