Introduction to Laser Machining and Surface Treatment

B. S. Yilbas*

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Lasers are widely used in industry as processing tools due to their precision of operation, local treatment, short processing time, and low cost. Laser processes include machining, such as drilling and cutting; forming, such as bending and welding; and surface modification, such cladding, texturing, and alloying. In general, laser processing involves high-temperature phenomenon and experimentation of the physical process is difficult and costly. The model studies offers process optimization and reduces the experimental cost and time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaser Machining and Surface Treatment
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9780080965338
StatePublished - May 2014

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The editor expresses his deep appreciation to all the authors and coauthors of the chapters contained in this volume for all their hard work that has been devoted in preparing their individual chapters. The editor greatly acknowledges the support provided by Deanship of Scientific Research of KFUPM through projects IN101039 and IN101040.


  • Laser
  • Machining
  • Surface engineering
  • Thermal processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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