Laser Metal Deposition Process of Metals, Alloys, and Composite Materials

  • Rasheedat Modupe Mahamood

Part of the Engineering Materials and Processes book series (EMP)

About this book

Introduction

This book highlights the industrial potential and explains the physics behind laser metal deposition (LMD) technology. It describes the laser metal deposition (LMD) process with the help of numerous diagrams and photographs of real-world process situations, ranging from the fabrication of parts to the repair of existing products, and includes case studies from current research in this field. Consumer demand is moving away from standardized products to customized ones, and to remain competitive manufacturers require manufacturing processes that are flexible and able to meet consumer demand at low cost and on schedule. Laser metal deposition (LMD) is a promising alternative manufacturing process in this context. This book enables researchers and professionals in industry gain a better understanding of the LMD process, which they can then use in real-world applications. It also helps spur on further innovations.

Keywords

Functionally graded materials Laser Additive Manufacturing Laser Material Processing Material Characterization Processing Parameters

Authors and affiliations

  • Rasheedat Modupe Mahamood
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering ScienceUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64985-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64984-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64985-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1619-0181
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-0761
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