By: Klaus Loeffler, Dr. Tim Hesse, Peter Kaupp TRUMPF Laser und Systemtechnik GmbH, Ditzingen, Germany TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH, Ditzingen, Germany The existing problems of weld defects in welding zinc coated steels in a overlap situation are present in the automotive industry. Overlap joints are the most common type of joint geometry used in the automotive […]
By: Klaus Loeffler TRUMPF Laser und Systemtechnik GmbH, Ditzingen, Germany The automotive industry has been a target market for the laser soon after the invention of the laser in 1960. Mass production and flexibility have been the arguments for the laser. The first installations in 1973 all the way to late 1980 have been successful due […]
By: Mohamed Wahba, Masami Mizutani, Yousuke Kawahito, Seiji Katayama Central Metallurgical Research & Development Institute, Egypt Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University, Japan Currently, the automotive industry is facing an increasing demand to increase fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, the trend is moving toward an […]
Characterization and Compositional Study of Fibre Laser Processed Engineering Ceramics laser processing can be a superior technique applicable to engineering ceramics such as glazing for improving the surface finish, aesthetics and enhancing the ceramics (component) functional life, providing that the effects of the laser/ceramic material interaction are better understood.