• JLA Vol:16 Iss:4 (Microstructural aspects of laser dissimilar welds of hard metals to steels)


    Authors:
    A. Costa
    IDMEC, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal

    L. Quintino
    IDMEC, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal and Instituto Superior Te´cnico, Secc¸a˜o de Tecnologia Mecaˆnica, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal

    R. M. Miranda
    IDMEC, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal and Universidade Aberta, R. Escola Polite´cnica 147, 1269-001 Lisboa, Portugal


    Laser beam welding has been widely used in industry in the past decade. Recently, applications in dissimilar welds involving hard metals have been investigated. Hard metals are commonly used in tool manufacturing and this application...

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  • JLA Vol:21 Iss:1 (Local susceptibility of the retina, formation and duration of afterimages in the case of Class 1 laser products, and disability glare arising from high-brightness light emitting diodes)


    Authors:
    Hans-Dieter Reidenbach
    Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Research Laboratory on Medical Technology and Non-Ionizing Radiation, Betzdorfer Str 2, 50679 Koeln, Germany


    According to the new European Directive on Artificial Optical Radiation, the employer has to determine the exposure and the assessment of risks and in addition, he shall give particular attention to any indirect effects, such as temporary blinding, when carrying out the risk assessment. Up to now, secondary effects such as temporary blinding have not been regarded in safety standards and there exist but a few data on this topic as far as modern artificial high-brightness (HB) light sources are concerned. Te...

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  • JLA Vol:23 Iss:1 (Review of laser microscale processing of silicon carbide)


    Authors:
    B. Pecholt
    S. Gupta
    P. Molian
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Laboratory for Lasers, MEMS and Nanotechnology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011


    A review of various laser techniques for microscale processing of SiC for microelectronics and microelectromechanical-system applications is presented. SiC is an excellent material for harsh environments due to its outstanding mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties. However, its extreme thermodynamic stability and inert properties created difficulties in conventional microfabrication methods which provided an opportunity for the exploration of laser processing as an alternative. Many aspects...

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  • JLA Vol:25 Iss:3 (Evaluation of corneal and eye lens irradiance for optical aided viewing)


    Authors:
    Enrico Galbiati
    GEST Labs, Via Kennedy, 20871 Vimercate, Italy


    The use of a magnifying lens with a highly divergent laser beam may cause a big increase of the irradiance on the cornea and the eye lens. This study provides the analysis of several cases where the use of a lens lead to a corneal irradiance significantly higher than the naked-eye viewing. The examples analyzed in this study allow determining the factors that represent the increase of the corneal irradiance caused by the use of the lens. The results indicate that these factors of irradiance increase may be close to 100.

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  • JLA Vol:7 Iss:3 (Characterization of chromium bearing surface alloys produced by laser alloying on low carbon steel substrates)


    Authors:
    G. L. Goswami
    Dilip Kumar
    A. L. Pappachan
    A. K. Grover
    K. Sridhar
    Array


    High‐chromium ferritic alloys were produced on mild steel substrates by laser surface alloying. For this, chromium‐plated mild steel samples were treated with a pulsed Nd:YAG laser (300 W maximum power) by varying the average power level from 21.6 W to 30.0 W. The chromium content of the surface alloys was in the range of 3.0–27.0 wt%, with fairly uniform depth of alloying. Microscopy showed very fine austenite needles within elongated/equiaxed ferrite grains in the laser‐alloyed zone (LAZ). X‐ray diffraction indi...

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  • JLA Vol:15 Iss:1 (Microstructure and corrosion behavior of high power diode laser deposited Inconel 625 coatings)


    Authors:
    J. Tuominen
    Laser Application Laboratory, Tampere University of Technology, FIN-33101 Tampere, Finland

    P. Vuoristo
    T. Ma¨ntyla¨
    Institute of Materials Science, Tampere University of Technology, FIN-33101 Tampere, Finland

    J. Latokartano
    J. Vihinen
    Laser Application Laboratory, Tampere University of Technology, FIN-33101 Tampere, Finland

    P. H. Andersson
    Institute of Production Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, FIN-33101 Tampere, Finland


    A series of experiments were performed to investigate the one-step laser cladding of Inconel 625 powder, injected off-axially onto m...

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  • JLA Vol:19 Iss:2 (Welding of titanium and other refractory metals with a free pulse shaping laser)


    Authors:
    Karsten Richter
    Lasag AG, Switzerland

    Uwe Reisgen
    Wilfried Behr
    Forschungszentrum Ju¨lich GmbH, Germany

    Ronald Holtz
    Lasag AG, Switzerland


    Refractory metals are used as construction materials for specific applications. Amongst the refractory metals, titanium has a special status due to its multi-faceted property profile and its comparatively low price. Titanium materials have outstanding properties, such as excellent resistance to corrosion and very high strength at low densities, which lead to their preferred use in chemical engineering and as a structural material in lightweight construction. Due to the high affin...

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  • JLA Vol:9 Iss:6 (Scaling laws for thick‐section cutting with a chemical oxygen–iodine laser)


    Authors:
    A. Kar
    J. A. Rothenflue
    W. P. Latham



    Almost all laser‐assisted materials processing involves melting, vaporization and plasma formation which affect the utilization of laser energy for materials processing. To account for the effect of these phases, an effective absorptivity is defined, and a simple mathematical model is developed for the cutting of thick‐section stainless steel using a high power chemical oxygen—iodine laser (COIL). The model is based on an overall energy balance, and it relates the cutting depth with various process parameters that can be used to predictively scale the laser materials processing performance to ...

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  • JLA Vol:3 Iss:3 (Safety of Medical Excimer Lasers with an Emphasis on Compressed Gases)


    Authors:
    David H. Sliney
    Laser Microwave Division, US Army Environmental Hygiene Agency, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010‐5422

    Terrance N. Clapham
    VISX, Inc., 919 Kifer Road, Santa Clara, CA 94086


    Excimer lasers which emit short ultraviolet radiation (UVR) are currently being used in experimental and developmental surgical applications. Although UVR exposure is possible, it is not normal in laser angioplasty (cardiovascular surgery) and is insignificant in photokera‐toplasty (ophthalmic surgery). However, significant potential hazards exist with the use of excimer laser gases such as fluorine and HCI. Stringent safeguards for handling and use are ...

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  • JLA Vol:17 Iss:4 (Faster and damage-reduced laser cutting of thick ceramics using a simultaneous prescore approach)


    Authors:
    V. Pereles-Santiago
    M. Washington
    P. Brugan
    G. Cai
    R. Akarapu
    S. Pulford
    A. E. Segall
    The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802


    Laser machining of structural ceramics is increasingly gaining acceptance as an alternative to traditional machining methods. However, despite the great promise of lasers for a variety of cutting and drilling procedures, premature fractures and prohibitively low cutting speeds are still among the greatest obstacles encountered, particularly when thick cross sections are involved. While many factors contribute to the fractures encountered during ...

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