Because of its capacity for continuous development and flexibility of use, the laser has become a mainstream manufacturing tool in many industrial sectors. This timely book relays the state-of-the-art in laser materials processing technology and applications and likely advances to be made from current research taking place around the world. The book also promotes appreciation for laser applications in a variety of industrial sectors.
After two introductory chapters, the book reviews the main areas of laser processing. Starting with laser cutting and machining, the book discusses laser welding, annealing and hardening. It then considers surface treatment, coating and materials deposition as well as other engineering techniques such as peening and net-shape engineering, before discussing laser micro and nano-fabrication techniques. The book concludes by looking at modelling and process control.
With its distinguished editorial team and contributions from renowned researchers working in every corner of the globe, Advances in laser materials processing provides a comprehensive yet detailed coverage of the many topics that comprise the field of laser materials processing. It provides a reference source for the scientists and engineers in such areas as metals processing and microelectronics, as well those conducting laser materials processing research in either academia or industry.
- A comprehensive practitioner guide and reference work explaining state-of-the-art laser processing technologies in manufacturing and other disciplines
- Explores the challenges, potential and future directions through the continuous development of new, application-specific lasers in materials processing
- Discusses coatings and material deposition with lasers with including the production of coatings by laser-assisted processes, laser direct metal deposition and laser induced forward transfer (LIFT)
Scientists and engineers in such areas as metals processing and microelectronics, as well those conducting laser materials processing research in either academia or industry
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- 27th July 2010
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…most will find this book an excellent vehicle., Materials World
Professor Lawrence is currently Director of the Laser Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering Centre in the University of Chester, Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Lasers in Engineering and a Member of the Engineering Professors’ Council. He has been active in laser materials processing and associated fields of research for 20 years. His main research contribution has been in the field of the effects of laser radiation on the wettability characteristics of materials; improving the biocompatibility of materials using laser radiation; as well as studying the feasibility of using lasers for the forming of sheet metal and developing a technique for laser ignition in gas turbines. He has presented and published widely in these areas, with eight books, 10 book chapters and over 130 journal papers. His work has yielded six patents relating to the novel use of lasers and laser materials processing and his research income (EPSRC, DTI, international government sources, and national and international industry) amounts to over £3.5 million since 2002, £1.1M since 2010.
Jonathan Lawrence, University of Chester, UK