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Applications Of Laser Processing For Automotive Manufacturing In Japan
Author(s): Masashi Ito; Katsuhiko Ueda; Soya Takagi
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Paper Abstract

Recently in Japan, laser processing is increasingly being employed for production, so that laser cutting, laser welding and other laser material processing have begun to be used in various industries. As a result, the number of lasers sold has been increasing year by year in Japan. In the Japanese automotive industry, a number applications have been introduced in laboratories and production lines. In this paper, several current instances of such laser applications will be introduced. In the case of welding, studies have been conducted on applying laser welding to automatic transmission components, in place of electron beam welding. Another example of application, the combination of lasers and robots to form highly flexible manufacturing systems, has been adopted for trimming steel panel and plastic components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 November 1986
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0668, Laser Processing: Fundamentals, Applications, and Systems Engineering, (12 November 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938903
Show Author Affiliations
Masashi Ito, Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan)
Katsuhiko Ueda, Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan)
Soya Takagi, Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0668:
Laser Processing: Fundamentals, Applications, and Systems Engineering
Walter W. Duley; Robert W. Weeks, Editor(s)

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