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Laser Beam Welding and Automotive Engineering

  • Eva Vaamonde CousoEmail author
  • Joaquín Vázquez Gómez
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Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 8)

Abstract

Since extensive literature is published on the topic of laser welding in different bibliographic resources, this chapter is intended to present only brief discussions on important aspects of the laser welding process. Taking into account that the automotive industry is the main industrial sector where laser welding process is widely used, the impact of the laser welding process on this industry is analyzed compiling the fundamental applications of this welding process into car manufacturing process. That includes one of the most significant improvements in lightweight structures manufacturing for the automotive industry, the tailor welded blanks. This chapter, besides introducing the main features of the laser welding process, shows the breakthrough that this welding process involved in the automotive industry.

Keywords

Welding Process Welding Speed Laser Welding Weld Bead Resistance Spot Welding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AIMEN Technology CentrePorriño, Pontevedra, EspañaSpain

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