Accession Number:

ADA029235

Title:

Laser Welding - The Present State-of-the-Art.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Jan-Jul 75,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE MATERIALS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1975-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

The evolution of laser systems is briefly reviewed from the first successful operation of the ruby laser in 1960 to the present. Laser materials processing developments are then reviewed followed by general discussions of currently available high power laser equipment, laser welding performance, laser weld characteristics, and the properties of laser welds in metals and alloys. A discussion of current industrial laser welding applications is also included. The report constitutes an effort to comprehensively review the important developments in laser welding up to the summer of 1975. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Fabrication Metallurgy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE