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ASM Handbook

Welding Fundamentals and Processes

Edited by
T. Lienert
T. Lienert
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T. Siewert
T. Siewert
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S. Babu
S. Babu
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V. Acoff
V. Acoff
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ASM International
Volume
6A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-174-0
Publication date:
2011
Book Chapter

Laser Weld Quality Monitoring

By
Randolph Paura
Randolph Paura
Dynamic Laser Solutions
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Published:
2011
Page range:
595 - 605
Publication history
September 07, 2011

Abstract

This article reviews weld quality monitoring considerations for two automotive materials, steel and aluminum, with a focus on photosensor technology. It provides an overview of the process description, process parameters, and weld characteristics of laser welding. The article discusses real-time or in-process monitoring, which is done with optical, acoustic, and/or charged-particle sensors. It highlights the advantages, applications, and selection criteria of weld monitoring system and concludes with examples of laser weld monitoring in the production of tailor-welded blanks.

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Randolph Paura, 2011. "Laser Weld Quality Monitoring", Welding Fundamentals and Processes, T. Lienert, T. Siewert, S. Babu, V. Acoff

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