Advances in Laser Materials Processing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781845694746, 9781845699819

Advances in Laser Materials Processing

1st Edition

Technology, Research and Application

Editors: Jonathan Lawrence
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845694746
eBook ISBN: 9781845699819
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 27th July 2010
Page Count: 848
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Overview and challenges for the future: ‘Light’ industry: An introduction to laser processing and its industrial applications; The challenges ahead for laser macro, micro, and nano manufacturing. Part 2 Laser cutting and machining: Laser fusion cutting of difficult materials; Laser-assisted glass cleaving; Laser dicing of silicon and electronics substrates; Laser machining of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic composites. Part 3 Laser welding: Understanding and improving process control in pulsed and continuous wave laser welding; Physical mechanisms controlling keyhole and melt pool dynamics during laser welding; Laser microspot welding in electronics production; Enhancing laser welding capabilities by hybridization or combination with other processes. Part 4 Laser annealing and hardening: Laser transformation hardening of steel; Pulsed laser annealing technology for nanoscale fabrication of silicon-based devices in semiconductors. Part 5 Surface treatment, coating and materials deposition using lasers: The laser induced forward transfer (LIFT) technique for micro-printing; Production of biomaterial coatings by laser-assisted processes; Thick metallic coatings by coaxial and side laser cladding: Processing and properties. Part 6 Laser rapid manufacturing and net-shape engineering: Laser direct metal deposition: Theory and applications in manufacturing and maintenance; Laser consolidation: A rapid manufacturing process for making net-shape functional components; Advances in laser-induced plastic deformation processes. Part 7 Laser micro- and nano-fabrication: Laser ablation; Laser micro/nano-fabrication techniques and their applications in electronics; Laser processing of direct-write nano-sized materials; Micro- and nano-parts generated by laser-based solid freeform fabrication; Laser-assisted additive fabrication of micro-sized coatings. Part 8 Mathematical modelling and control of laser processes: Multiphysics modelling laser solid freeform fabrication techniques; Process control of laser materials processing.


Description

Part 1 Overview and challenges for the future: ‘Light’ industry: An introduction to laser processing and its industrial applications; The challenges ahead for laser macro, micro, and nano manufacturing. Part 2 Laser cutting and machining: Laser fusion cutting of difficult materials; Laser-assisted glass cleaving; Laser dicing of silicon and electronics substrates; Laser machining of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic composites. Part 3 Laser welding: Understanding and improving process control in pulsed and continuous wave laser welding; Physical mechanisms controlling keyhole and melt pool dynamics during laser welding; Laser microspot welding in electronics production; Enhancing laser welding capabilities by hybridization or combination with other processes. Part 4 Laser annealing and hardening: Laser transformation hardening of steel; Pulsed laser annealing technology for nanoscale fabrication of silicon-based devices in semiconductors. Part 5 Surface treatment, coating and materials deposition using lasers: The laser induced forward transfer (LIFT) technique for micro-printing; Production of biomaterial coatings by laser-assisted processes; Thick metallic coatings by coaxial and side laser cladding: Processing and properties. Part 6 Laser rapid manufacturing and net-shape engineering: Laser direct metal deposition: Theory and applications in manufacturing and maintenance; Laser consolidation: A rapid manufacturing process for making net-shape functional components; Advances in laser-induced plastic deformation processes. Part 7 Laser micro- and nano-fabrication: Laser ablation; Laser micro/nano-fabrication techniques and their applications in electronics; Laser processing of direct-write nano-sized materials; Micro- and nano-parts generated by laser-based solid freeform fabrication; Laser-assisted additive fabrication of micro-sized coatings. Part 8 Mathematical modelling and control of laser processes: Multiphysics modelling laser solid freeform fabrication techniques; Process control of laser materials processing.

Key Features

  • 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)

Readership

Scientists and engineers in such areas as metals processing and microelectronics, as well those conducting laser materials processing research in either academia or industry


Details

No. of pages:
848
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781845699819
Hardcover ISBN:
9781845694746

Reviews

…most will find this book an excellent vehicle., Materials World


About the Editors

Jonathan Lawrence Editor

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Jonathan Lawrence, University of Chester, UK