Arc Welding and Hybrid Laser-Arc Welding

  • Ian Richardson
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 119)


Laser-arc hybrid welding has developed into a viable industrial technology in recent years, and is attracting increasing commercial interest. The physics of the underlying interactions is quite complex. In order to explore the relationships involved, it is useful to consider important aspects of laser and arc welding separately. The physics of laser welding has already been examined in Chaps. 3 and 4. A generic description of welding arcs is therefore provided here, which forms a basis for interpretation of laser-arc interactions and the hybrid welding conditions discussed in the final section of this chapter.


Weld Pool Welding Speed Hybrid Welding Weld Pool Surface Cathode Sheath 
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  • Ian Richardson
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  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringDelft University of TechnologyCD DelftThe Netherlands

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