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Laser Surface Engineering by Jonathan R. Lawrence, David Waugh

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Innovations in laser cladding and direct laser metal deposition

C. Leyens1,2; E. Beyer1,2    1 Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology (IWS) Dresden, Germany2 Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany

Abstract

Laser-based material deposition to form coatings or 3D structures has gained substantial interest in industry for applications in aerospace, energy conversion, the oil and gas industry, medicine and mechanical engineering. Using light as a tool offers major advantages such as high precision as well as high productivity, utilizing basically the same process principle. However, systems hardware such as nozzle design and additional energy sources must be adjusted to the specific process needs. Moreover, process control ...

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