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Laser welding of light metal alloys: aluminium and titanium alloys

J.M. Sánchez Amaya,     Titania, Ensayos Y Proyectos Industriales S.L., Spain

M.R. Amaya-Vázquez and F.J. Botana,     University of Cadiz, Spain

Abstract:

In this chapter, laser welding procedures employed in the literature to join aluminium and titanium alloys are reviewed. The chapter is divided into two main sections, comprising reviews of the literature on laser welding of aluminium alloys and titanium alloys, respectively. Each of these sections has an introductory part in which general concepts and specific properties influencing the weldability of alloys are described. Subsequently, the main experimental details of the reviewed papers are reported, including description ...

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