Laser-Assisted Fabrication of Materials
Laser assisted fabrication involves shaping of materials using laser as a source of heat. It can be achieved by removal of materials (laser assisted cutting, drilling, etc.), deformation (bending, extrusion), joining (welding, soldering) and addition of materials (surface cladding or direct laser cladding). This book on ´Laser assisted Fabrication’ is aimed at developing in-depth engineering concepts on various laser assisted macro and micro-fabrication techniques with the focus on application and a review of the engineering background of different micro/macro-fabrication techniques, thermal history of the treated zone and microstructural development and evolution of properties of the treated zone.
Presents the current state of the art in laser-assisted processing in a concise way
Explains the basics of laser-material interactions
Deals also with microtechnology and materials for biological applications
Contains all methods and applications of lasers materials processing