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Title: Narrow gap laser welding

Abstract

A laser welding process including: (a) using optical ray tracing to make a model of a laser beam and the geometry of a joint to be welded; (b) adjusting variables in the model to choose variables for use in making a laser weld; and (c) laser welding the joint to be welded using the chosen variables.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Santa Fe, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
871596
Patent Number(s):
5760365
Assignee:
Regents of University of Calif. (Oakland, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B23 - MACHINE TOOLS B23K - SOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
narrow; gap; laser; welding; process; including; optical; ray; tracing; model; beam; geometry; joint; welded; adjusting; variables; choose; weld; chosen; welding process; laser welding; process including; laser beam; laser weld; narrow gap; ray tracing; /219/

Citation Formats

Milewski, John O, and Sklar, Edward. Narrow gap laser welding. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Milewski, John O, & Sklar, Edward. Narrow gap laser welding. United States.
Milewski, John O, and Sklar, Edward. Tue . "Narrow gap laser welding". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871596.
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {6}
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