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Welding with suprakilowatt solid state lasers
Author(s): Anthony P. Hoult
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Paper Abstract

Technology advances are described which have led to improved 1 kW average power solid state lasers. These developments lead to genuine processing advantages in terms of manufacturing flexibility, and in the case of welding, metallurgical quality. Results of various brief welding trials are reported on a number of different materials, with some preliminary mechanical weld test results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1277, High-Power Solid State Lasers and Applications, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.34712
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Anthony P. Hoult, Lumonics Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1277:
High-Power Solid State Lasers and Applications
Clive L. M. Ireland, Editor(s)

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