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Handbook of Laser Welding Technologies by S Katayama

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4

Developments in disk laser welding

K. Löffler,     TRUMPF Laser and Systems GmbH, Germany

Abstract

The chapter presents different applications in welding with disk lasers. This includes the general concept of disk lasers and the advantages of disk laser welding in comparison to other laser concepts. Presented applications include laser welding of sheet metal, welding in precision machining, laser metal deposition, laser scanner welding and laser hybrid welding.

Key words

disk laser

welding in precision machining

laser metal deposition

laser scanner welding

laser hybrid welding

4.1 Introduction: key principles of disk lasers

While the disk laser concept was invented in the early 1990s, the first industrial products were available in ...

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