20 June 1989 Current Research Into Laser Welding Aluminium Alloys
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Proceedings Volume 1031, 7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950580
Event: 7th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, 1988, Vienna, Austria
Although welding experiments on light alloys (aluminium or titanium based) have been performed since the beginning of the 1980's, the relative techniques have rarely been applied to production. The major difficulties in laser welding these alloys is only partially due to the differing thermal properties of the materials: another feature of light metals is the high reflectivity to laser radiation of aluminum and the extreme intensity of the plasma generated by laser on titanium. Welding tests were carried out on light alloys under abnormal conditions (controlled atmosphere, special nozzles, non-traditional covering), with various working parameters, have been analysed by means of fractography, Auger spectroscopy, X-rays and electronic and optical microscopes, to check that the quality control specifications of the aerospace industry have been fulfilled.
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Sebastiano Tosto, Sebastiano Tosto, Maichi Cantello, Maichi Cantello, Diego Cruciani, Diego Cruciani, Graziano Perotti, Graziano Perotti, Michele Onorato, Michele Onorato, Pietro Savorelli, Pietro Savorelli, } "Current Research Into Laser Welding Aluminium Alloys", Proc. SPIE 1031, 7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (20 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950580; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950580


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