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High-radiance near-infrared lasers for material processing

  • Ken Manes

Abstract

The US Congress has, through its enactment of new laws during the 1980s, made it clear that it wants taxpayer-funded research and development to have a greater impact on the country’s ability to compete economically and technologically in world markets. The Department of Energy’s contractoroperated laboratories, such as the University of California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), have been singled out as important centers of technology that can be better leveraged to the benefit of US industry. At LLNL, a technology-transfer program has been implemented to facilitate the process of interface between US industry and the Laboratory.

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Welding Speed Laser Welding Beam Quality Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Kerf Width 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken Manes
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  1. 1.Advanced Applications Laser ProgramLawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA

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