Advances in laser materials processing: Technology, research and application

J. Lawrence (Editor), J. Pou (Editor), D. K.Y. Low (Editor), E. Toyserkani (Editor)

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Because of its capacity for continuous development and flexibility of use, the laser has become a mainstream manufacturing tool in many industrial sectors. This timely book relays the state-of-the-art in laser materials processing technology and applications and likely advances to be made from current research taking place around the world. The book also promotes appreciation for laser applications in a variety of industrial sectors. After two introductory chapters, the book reviews the main areas of laser processing. Starting with laser cutting and machining, the book discusses laser welding, annealing and hardening. It then considers surface treatment, coating and materials deposition as well as other engineering techniques such as peening and net-shape engineering, before discussing laser micro and nano-fabrication techniques. The book concludes by looking at modelling and process control.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherWoodhead Publishing
Number of pages828
ISBN (Electronic)9781845699819
ISBN (Print)9781845694746
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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