• JLA Vol:21 Iss:2 (Corrosion performance and restoration of laser-formed metallic alloy sheets)

    Z. Liu
    C. Guzma´n
    H. Liu
    A. Anacleto
    T. Francisco
    M. Abdoalshafie
    L. Ma
    O. Abodunrin
    P. Skeldon

    Previous studies of laser forming have been focused on understanding the laser forming mechanisms, investigating the effects of important laser process parameters on deformed shape, and modeling the forming process. Although microstructures and mechanical properties have received some attention, no work has addressed corrosion behavior of laser-formed components. However, laser forming is a thermal process with substantial thermal cycles required; sensitization of microstr...


  • JLA Vol:9 Iss:6 (… .But is it really safe?)

    Peter A. Smith
    DERA Centre for Human Sciences, Farnborough, Hampshire, U.K.


  • JLA Vol:3 Iss:2 (Laser Applications in Criminalistics)

    E. R. Menzel
    Center for Forensic Studies, Department of Physics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409

    Lasers find application in numerous areas of criminalistics, such as fiber analysis, document examination and serology. Their widest use, however, is in detection of latent fingerprints. Several routine procedures for obtaining laser‐excited fingerprint fluorescence on a range of surfaces have been developed. However, many surfaces fluoresce so strongly themselves that they are not amenable to these procedures. Time‐resolved luminescence imaging is being investigated to permit detection of fingerprints on such surfaces.


  • JLA Vol:15 Iss:2 (Laser surface processing of titanium in air: Influence of scan traces overlapping)

    A. Pe´rez del Pino
    P. Serra
    J. L. Morenza
    Departament de Fı´sica Aplicada i Òptica, Universitat de Barcelona, E-08028 Barcelona, Spain

    Laser surface treatments of titanium in air have been performed through a pulsed Nd:yttrium–aluminum–garnet (λ=1.064 μm) laser. Several samples have been obtained modifying the laser scan velocity and partial overlapping of consecutive traces, in order to study the influence of these parameters on the surface morphology. Scanning electron microscopy and profilometry measurements have revealed different surface morphologies depending on the physical processes involved in th...


  • JLA Vol:25 Iss:3 (The effect of fit-up geometry on melt flow and weld quality in laser hybrid welding)

    J. Lamas
    Centro Tecnolo´xico do Naval Galego, Ferrol 15590 (A Corun˜a), Spain and Department of TVM, Luleå University of Technology, S-971 87 Luleå, Sweden

    J. Karlsson
    P. Norman
    J. Powell
    A. F. H. Kaplan
    Department of TVM, Luleå University of Technology, S-971 87 Luleå, Sweden

    A. Yan˜ez
    Centro de Investigacio´ns Tecnolo´xicas, Universidade da Corun˜a, Ferrol 15403 (A Corun˜a), Spain

    Hybrid laser-arc welding has a good tolerance to poor fit up as compared to simple laser welding. For a butt joint, the joint fit-up variations can b...


  • JLA Vol:19 Iss:2 (Intrabeam viewing of extended-source lasers with telescopes)

    Wesley J. Marshall
    E. Christopher Brumage
    David H. Sliney
    U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, AberdeenProving Ground, Maryland 21010-5403

    Magnifying optics can increase the hazards for intrabeam viewing of lasers. Although it is rather straightforward to evaluate these increased hazards for point-source lasers at distance, limited information is available for determining the hazards from viewing extended-source lasers from within the beam when magnifying optics are used. Since intrabeam viewing of nearly all lasers results in an extremely small retinal image, commonly known as a “point source,” extended-source m...


  • JLA Vol:24 Iss:2 (Energetic efficiency of remote cutting in comparison to conventional fusion cutting)

    M. Lu¨tke
    J. Hauptmann
    A. Wetzig
    Fraunhofer IWS, Winterbergstraße 28, 01277 Dresden, Germany

    E. Beyer
    Fraunhofer IWS, Winterbergstraße 28, 01277 Dresden, Germany and University of Technology Dresden, 01062 Dresden, Germany

    The remote cutting technique provides an enormous potential in terms of cutting speeds when working on thin sheets. Even on contour cutting speeds about 100 m/min are realizable. Working without any cutting gas, the material of the cutting kerf must be vaporized partially. It is evident that the energy input must be higher than for pure melting of the cutting kerf’s material. In order to ...


  • JLA Vol:6 Iss:4 (Hazardous chemicals produced by laser materials processing)

    John M. Kokosa
    GMI Engineering & Management Institute, Flint, MI, U.S.A.

    Despite evidence to the contrary, until recently many laser operators believed, or at least stated, that the only chemical by‐products of laser processing of any consequence were water and CO2. During the last eight years, especially, several investigations have shown that hazardous materials are produced when cutting or welding nearly all substrates. In the following paper, the major chemical hazards associated with processing metals, inorganics, biomaterials, and polymers are outlined.


  • JLA Vol:17 Iss:3 (High-speed scanning laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy at 1000 Hz with single pulse evaluation for the detection of inclusions in steel)

    Holger Bette
    Reinhard Noll
    Fraunhofer-Institut fu¨r Lasertechnik (ILT), Steinbachstr. 15, 52074 Aachen, Germany

    Gregor Mu¨ller
    Hans-Werner Jansen
    C¸etin Nazikkol
    Horst Mittelsta¨dt
    ThyssenKrupp Stahl AG, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Str. 100, 47166 Duisburg, Germany

    Spatially resolved information about the distribution and chemical composition of inclusions in steel are gained by scanning methods, such as scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, electron probe microanalysis or capillary-X-ray flourescence. Scanning laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) offers dis...


  • JLA Vol:22 Iss:1 (Finite volume model for laser-soot interaction for a laser transmission welding process)

    L. S. Mayboudi
    A. M. Birk
    G. Zak
    Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada

    P. J. Bates
    Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario K7K 7B4, Canada

    Laser transmission welding, a technique to join thermoplastic components, involves a laser beam passing through a laser-transmitting part being absorbed by a laser-absorbing part at the weld interface. The heat generated at the interface melts a thin layer of the plastic in both parts and forms a joint. Laser-absorbing agents such as dyes or soot particles are added to the laser-absorbing part to...



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