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Handbook of Laser Welding Technologies by S Katayama

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21

Applications of laser welding in the automotive industry

M. Graudenz and M. Baur,     Audi AG, Germany

Abstract:

This chapter introduces the key laser welding technologies and their applications in the car body production (hang-on parts included) at Audi AG. The successful implementations of laser welding technologies for steel and aluminium are presented at the instance of the laser remote steel door application of the Audi A3/A4/Q5 and the aluminium door and divided tailgate application of the Audi A6/A8.

Key words

laser

remote

aluminium

steel

welding

joining

car body

hang-on parts

seam quality

surface coating

laser source

21.1 Introduction

Modern high brightness laser sources are the key to highly efficient production engineering ...

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