1-2 Role of Lasers in Modern Materials Processing(Session 1 : Creation and Processing of High Function Materials,SIMAP'88 Proceedings of International Symposium on Strategy of Innovation in Materials Processing-New Challenge for the 21st Century-)
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Lasers, in general, and the carbon dioxide laser, in particular, have provided an extraordinary impetus to the materials community. The ability to apply a high power density heat source with precise spatial and temporal resolution has extended the boundaries of conventional materials processing to include the effects of rapid, non-equilibrium processes, extended solubilities, and rapid solidification. This paper will review significant changes that have occurred in the materials community as a result of laser processing and cautiously, yet optimistically, comment on further innovations.
- Transactions of JWRI
Transactions of JWRI 17(1), 33-42, 1988-05