• JLA Vol:17 Iss:3 (Experimental study of CO<sub>2</sub> laser welding inside a groove&mdash; Application to high thickness laser welding)


    Authors:
    M. Hamadou
    R. Fabbro
    F. Coste
    S. Slimani
    GIP GERAILP/LALP (CNRS) 16 bis, Av. Prieur de la Coˆte d’Or 94114 Arcueil, France


    Laser welding inside a groove has to be considered when a high thickness material is welded. The use of a groove shape allows the access of the laser beam to the lower part of the groove. The choice of the groove geometry (groove width, depth, or aperture angle), as well as the assist gas setup (leading, trailing or backside protection) are then significant operating parameters for the process control. In this study, U- and V-shaped groove welding with a CO2 laser was investigated. The U-shaped ...

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  • JLA Vol:22 Iss:1 (Laser roll welding of dissimilar metal joint of zinc coated steel to aluminum alloy)


    Authors:
    Hitoshi Ozaki
    Muneharu Kutsuna
    Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, 1, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan

    Shigeyuki Nakagawa
    Kenji Miyamoto
    Research Center, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., 1, Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa 237-8523, Japan


    There is a subject to reduce the weight of car body by replacing steel to aluminum alloys as some structural body parts for improving fuel consumption and suppressing CO2 generation. As one of the solutions, the hybrid body structure concept using aluminum alloys and high strength steels is proposed recently. However, it is well known that fusion welding of st...

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  • JLA Vol:23 Iss:1 (Optimal process parameters for thermoplastic polyetheretherketone joints fabricated using transmission laser welding and Lumogen<sup>&reg;</sup> IR absorptive pigment)


    Authors:
    Negin Amanat
    School of Physics, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia and Cochlear Ltd., 14 Mars Rd., Lane Cove, New South Wales 2066, Australia

    Cedric Chaminade
    John Grace
    Raymax Applications, P.O. Box 958, Newport Beach, New South Wales 2106, Australia

    Natalie L. James
    Cochlear Ltd., 14 Mars Rd., Lane Cove, New South Wales 2066, Australia

    David R. McKenzie
    School of Physics, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia


    This study investigates the effects of the process parameters (laser power and irradiation time) on the bond quality of transmission laser welded polyether...

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  • JLA Vol:7 Iss:2 (A study of polarization&hyphen;maintaining fiber characteristics with applications to force and displacement sensing)


    Authors:
    P. V. P. Yupapin
    K. Weir
    K. T. V. Grattan
    A. W. Palmer



    An experimental investigation of three different types of highly birefringent fiber sensor element configured as a force and a displacement sensor is described. From the coupling of power between the two eigenmodes, the magnitude of the force and the position of the coupling point can then be determined using ‘white&hyphen;light interferometric’ techniques.

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  • JLA Vol:15 Iss:4 (Design and performance of multilevel phase fan-out diffractive optical elements for laser materials processing)


    Authors:
    Keiji Fuse
    Takayuki Hirai
    Toshihiko Ushiro
    Takeshi Okada
    Kenichi Kurisu
    Keiji Ebata
    Itami R&D Laboratories, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., 1-1-3 Shimaya, Konohana-ku, Osaka 554-0024, Japan


    A multilevel phase fan-out diffractive optical element (DOE) has been developed and introduced into various kinds of laser materials processing such as drilling, cutting, welding, and soldering. The larger the number of arrayed spots the DOE generates on the surface of the workpiece, the more sensitive the intensity uniformity of the spots becomes to fabrication errors, which are deviations between designed and fabric...

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  • JLA Vol:20 Iss:1 (Optimization of production rate in diode laser hardening)


    Authors:
    Edoardo Capello
    Barbara Previtali
    Dipartimento di Meccanica, Politecnico di Milano, Via Bonardi 9, 20133 Milano, Italy


    The present paper is a contribution to the definition of optimal laser hardening conditions with production rate as the main goal. When the part to be treated is given, the optimization problem can be expressed in terms of minimal execution time subjected to two constraints: the depth of treatment and hardness of transformed layer. When the analytical expression of the objective function and the constraints was determined, the feasibility area was described and analyzed. Finally, an optimization algorithm was applied to identify the optimal solut...

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