The Industrial Laser Handbook

1992–1993 Edition

  • David Belforte
  • Morris Levitt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Economic review & technology trends

    1. David Belforte, Morris Levitt
      Pages 1-11
  3. Lase material processing data & guidelines

    1. David Belforte, Morris Levitt
      Pages 13-35
  4. Review of laser processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. John C. Ion
      Pages 39-47
    3. Jens Klæstrup Kristensen
      Pages 74-80
    4. V. E. Merchant
      Pages 81-88
    5. J-C. Mombo-Caristan, V. Lobring, W. Prange, A. Frings
      Pages 89-102
    6. Vladimir S. Kovalenko
      Pages 119-120
    7. Vladimir S. Kovalenko, Leonid F. Golovko
      Pages 121-122
    8. Narendra B. Dahotre, Mary Helen McCay, T. Dwayne McCay, C. Michael Sharp
      Pages 123-131
    9. G. A. Baranov, V. V. Khukharev
      Pages 132-137
  5. Company & product directory

    1. David Belforte, Morris Levitt
      Pages 139-273
  6. Related products & services

    1. David Belforte, Morris Levitt
      Pages 275-280
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 281-285

About this book


Manufacturing with lasers is becoming increasingly important in modern industry. This is a unique, most comprehensive handbook of laser applications to all modern branches of industry. It includes, along with the theoretical background, updates of the most recent research results, practical issues and even the most complete company and product directory and supplier's list of industrial laser and system manufacturers. Such important applications of lasers in manufacturing as welding, cutting, drilling, heat treating, surface treatment, marking, engraving, etc. are addressed in detail, from the practical point of view. A list of specific companies dealing with manufacturing aspects with lasers is given.


Automobil Service Trend cutting design development energy material modeling optics quality research surface technology welding

Editors and affiliations

  • David Belforte
    • 1
  • Morris Levitt
    • 2
  1. 1.Belforte AssociatesSturbridgeUSA
  2. 2.PennWell PublishingWestfordUSA

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