A review of and current state-of-the-art in laser beam welding in the automotive industry

I. Kacar*, F. Ozturk, B. S. Yilbas

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Laser beam welding is an indispensable and preferable method which is widely used in the automotive industry. It satisfies the requirements of low cost, short processing time, and high quality. Although laser welding finds applications in different industries, its application in the automotive industry requires further investigation. In this paper, the current status of laser beam welding applications in automotive industry is reviewed and recent developments are discussed. This review study reveals that LASER BEAM WELDING is an important process for automotive industry, therefore it will become a more prominent method in upcoming years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-338
Number of pages12
JournalLasers in Engineering
Issue number4-6
StatePublished - 2016

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© 2016 Old City Publishing, Inc. Published by license under the OCP Science imprint, a member of the Old City Publishing Group.


  • Automotive
  • Heat affected zone (HAZ)
  • Hybrid welding
  • Joining
  • Laser
  • Lightweight materials
  • Welding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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