Laser Fabrication and Machining of Materials

  • Narendra B. Dahotre
  • Sandip P. Harimkar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Fundamentals of Laser Processing

  3. Laser Machining

  4. Laser Fabrication

    1. Pages 291-352
    2. Pages 412-447
  5. Special Topics in Laser Processing

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 551-558

About this book


Laser machining is an emerging area with a wide variety of applications, ranging from bulk machining in metal forming to micromachining and microstructuring in electronics and biomedical applications. The unique properties of lasers allow for use in flexible manufacturing techniques such as laser-assisted mechanical machining (LAM) and laser-assisted chemical machining (LCM). Laser Fabrication and Machining of Materials provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles and emerging applications of lasers related to material removal and forming processes, and also provides a link between advanced materials and advanced processing and manufacturing techniques.

Laser Fabrication and Machining of Materials introduces readers to the fundamental properties and physical phenomena of laser machining and its applications on the macro, micro, and nano scales. Examples of existing, emerging, and potential techniques are discussed, giving students and practicing engineers alike the opportunity to expand their use of lasers in such disciplines as mechanical processes, electronics, materials, and manufacturing.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Narendra B. Dahotre
    • 1
  • Sandip P. Harimkar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringThe University of TennesseeKnoxville
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringThe University of TennesseeKnoxville

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-72343-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-72344-0
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