There have been a number of significant developments in welding technology. New developments in advanced welding summarises some of the most important of these and their applications in mechanical and structural engineering. The book begins by reviewing advances in gas metal arc welding, tubular cored wired welding and gas tungsten arc welding. A number of chapters discuss developments in laser welding, including laser beam welding and Nd:YAG laser welding. Other new techniques such as electron beam welding, explosion welding and ultrasonic welding are also analysed. The book concludes with a review of current research into health and safety issues. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, New developments in advanced welding is a standard guide for the welding community. Discusses the changes in advanced welding techniques Looks at new technologies Explores mechanical and structural engineering examplesAs described above, the small size of the focused laser beam means that very good edge preparation must be used. ... Otherwise, the wire will freeze into the weld pool requiring a manual operation to free it. ... Co-ordination between the feeder and the laser control circuits is less critical when using a powder feeder rather than wire feeder, as discussed in a later section on laser cladding and weld repair.
|Title||:||New Developments in Advanced Welding|
|Publisher||:||Elsevier - 2005-09-30|