Laser Machining Processes

B. S. Yilbas*

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2 Scopus citations


Laser machining offers considerable advantages over the conventional machining methods because of precision of operation, high speed processing, and low cost. Laser machining involves with high temperature processing, which requires proper selection of process parameters to meet the required end product accuracy. This is mainly because of the involvement of the thermally induced defects such as thermal erosion and high stress levels formed in the machined sites, which in turn limits the practical applications. Several techniques are developed to minimize the laser machining short comes to produce defect free machined parts. In general, laser machining includes drilling, cutting, welding, and forming. Although research studies are carried out in the past, the physical explanation of the high temperature process is still under investigations. In this chapter, some aspects of the laser drilling, cutting, and forming are given together with the data obtained from the previous numerical and experimental studies. The main focus is related to the laser drilling, laser cutting, and laser-induced bending.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFinish Machining and Net-Shape Forming
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780128032503
ISBN (Print)9780128032497
StatePublished - 2017

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  • Bending
  • Cutting
  • Drilling
  • Kerf width
  • Laser machining
  • Taper

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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