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Developments in hybrid laser-arc welding technology

A. Gumenyuk and M. Rethmeier,     BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany

Abstract

Laser hybrid welding technology provides a number of advantages, which in the previous decade have promoted its implementation in different branches of industry such as automotive manufacturing, shipbuilding and power generation. Some examples of the applications of laser hybrid welding are reviewed to demonstrate the technological and economic potential of this technology. The main objective of this chapter is to show some of the benefits and limitations of the process and to give some examples of how the number of applications could rise, taking into account the advantages of ...

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