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Laser-Assisted Machining

Processes and Applications

Kunar, Sandip / Chatterjee, Prasenjit (Editor)

Innovations in Materials and Manufacturing


1. Edition May 2024
496 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-394-21357-3
John Wiley & Sons

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This unique book develops exhaustive engineering perceptions of different laser-assisted techniques, reviews the engineering context of different laser fabrication techniques, and describes the application of laser-assisted fabrication techniques.

Lasers are essential in the area of material processing because they can produce coherent beams with little divergence. The fabrication process known as surface cladding includes joining (soldering, welding), material removal (laser-aided drilling, cutting, etc.), deformation (extrusion, bending), and material addition. Some remarkable advantages of laser-assisted material development include faster processing rates and preservation of essential alloying components. However, the lack of widespread understanding of various material phenomena and how laser parameters affect them prevents the technology from being widely accepted on an industrial scale.

Among the subjects Laser-Assisted Machining covers include high-powered lasers in material processing applications, laser-based joining of metallic and non-metallic materials, direct laser cladding, laser surface processing, laser micro and nano processing, emerging laser materials processing techniques, solid-state lasers, laser cutting, drilling and piercing, laser welding, laser bending or forming, laser cleaning, laser automation and in-process sensing, femtosecond laser micromachining, laser-assisted micro-milling/grinding, laser-assisted jet electrochemical micro-machining, laser-assisted water jet micro-machining, hybrid laser-electrochemical micromachining process, quill and nonreciprocal ultrafast laser writing, laser surface engineering, ultrashort pulsed laser surface texturing, laser interference patterning systems, laser interference lithography, laser-guided discharge texturing.


The book will be used by researchers in the fields of manufacturing technology and materials science as well as engineers and high-level technicians for a better understanding of various innovative and novel techniques to cope with the need of micromachining, as well as microfabrication industries for successful implementation of microproduct manufacturing.

Preface xxv

Acknowledgments xxix

1 Introduction to Laser-Assisted Machining 1
Sandip Kunar, K. Vijetha, Jagadeesha T., Abhishek Ghosh, S. Rama Sree, Prasenjit Chatterjee, Sreenivasa Reddy Medapati and Nabankur Mandal

2 Laser Welding in Manufacturing Applications 17
P. Sivasankaran

3 Laser-Assisted Machining for Advanced Materials 27
Sandip Kunar, Abhishek Ghosh, Rajesh Kumar, D.V. Janaki, Jagadeesha T., Norfazillah Talib, K.V.S.R. Murthy, Sreenivasa Reddy Medapati and Prasenjit Chatterjee

4 Optimization of Laser Cutting Parameters Using the Taguchi Approach 41
Ranjith Raj A., Senthamarai Kannan C. and Sivaramapandian J.

5 Laser-Assisted Micromilling (LAMM): Process and Applications 53
M. Sivakumar, S. Jayanth, S. Shriram and J. Jerald

6 Removing Algae and Moss Growth on Compressed Stabilized Earth Block Wall Surface by Laser Cleaning 69
Vinod B. R. and K.R. Ashwini

7 A Review of the Effects of Laser Cleaning on the Development of Corrosion and the Removal of Rust in Steel Bridges in Marine Environments 87
Vinod B. R. and Swetha G. A.

8 Laser-Assisted Machining: Its Capability and Future 115
Sandip Kunar, K. Vijetha, Adduri S. S. M. Sitaramamurty, Chanchal Biswas, S. Tripathy, Jagadeesha T. and Sujana Nowshin

9 A Review of the Applications of the Laser Crack Measurement for White Topping Road 129
Vinod B. R. and K.R. Ashwini

10 Characterization of Tensile and Impact Properties of Fabricated AlSi10Mg by Selective Laser Melting Technique 147
Sibabrata Mohanty, Ajit Kumar Senapati, Gopal Krusha Mohanty and Debesh Mishra

11 The Developments and Retrospect of Water-Laser Machining Technology: An Overview 161
Pravin Pawar, Amaresh Kumar and Raj Ballav

12 Laser Welding of Aluminum Alloys 207
Prerona Saha, Abhishek Ghosh, Kalyan Das, Uttam Kumar Murmu, Sandip Kunar and Manojit Ghosh

13 Laser-Assisted Grinding and Milling 227
A. C. Uma Maheshwer Rao

14 Trends in Laser-Assisted Hybrid Machining to Enhance the Performance Quality of Electrical Discharge Machining Process: Opportunities and Challenges 247
S. Tripathy, D.K. Tripathy and S.R. Biswal

15 Laser Welding of Thin Ferrous Sheets with Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Sheets 259
Dhanraj B. Waghmare and Partha Saha

16 Laser Cutting, Drilling, and Piercing 273
Yajush Walia, Roopak Varshney and Param Singh

17 Femtosecond Laser Machining 293
Jagadeesha T. and Sandip Kunar

18 Fundamentals of Laser Welding 315
Jagadeesha T., Sandip Kunar and Prasenjit Chatterjee

19 High-Power Laser in Material Processing Applications 333
Jagadeesha T. and Sandip Kunar

20 Hybrid Laser Electrochemical Micromachining 353
Jagadeesha T. and Sandip Kunar

21 Introduction to Solid-State Lasers 367
Jagadeesha T. and Sandip Kunar

22 Laser Micro- and Nanoprocessing 381
Jagadeesha T., Sandip Kunar and Prasenjit Chatterjee

23 Waterjet-Guided Laser Cutting Technology 401
Jagadeesha T. and Sandip Kunar

24 Fundamentals of Laser Machining 415
Jagadeesha T. and Sandip Kunar

25 Opportunities and Challenges in Laser Bending 435
Omkumar M. and Saravanan R.

26 Laser Cleaning and Its Advancements 447
Omkumar M. and Saravanan R.

References 458

Index 461
Sandip Kunar, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aditya Engineering College, A.P., India. He has published more than 50 research papers in various reputed international journals, national and international conference proceedings, 16 book chapters, and 9 books as well as two patents. His research interests include non-conventional machining processes, micromachining processes, advanced manufacturing technology, and industrial engineering.

Prasenjit Chatterjee, PhD, is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Dean (Research and Consultancy) at MCKV Institute of Engineering, West Bengal, India. He has more than 5550 citations, h index of 39, and 120+ research papers in various international journals and peer-reviewed conferences. He has authored and edited more than 33 books on intelligent decision-making, fuzzy computing, supply chain management, optimization techniques, risk management and sustainability modeling. He has received numerous awards including Best Track Paper Award, Outstanding Reviewer Award, Best Paper Award, Outstanding Researcher Award and University Gold Medal. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Decision Analytics and Intelligent Computing. He is one of the developers of two multiple-criteria decision-making methods called Measurement of Alternatives and Ranking according to COmpromise Solution (MARCOS) and Ranking of Alternatives through Functional mapping of criterion sub-intervals into a Single Interval (RAFSI).

S. Kunar, Aditya Engineering College, India; P. Chatterjee, MCKV Institute of Engineering, West Bengal, India