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Advanced Laser Materials Processing

Advanced Laser Materials Processing

Advanced Laser Materials Processing

  • Editor: Dr. Dieter Schuocker   Dr. Georg-Dieter Schuöcker  
  • ISBN: 978-1-63278-027-0
  • DOI: 10.4172/978-1-63278-027-0-028
  • No of Pages: 141
  • Publisher: OMICS International
  • Published On: February 2014 , Wed 26
  • Chapter 1      
    CO2 Laser
    Authors: Markus Bohrer, Oberosterreichisches Laserzentrum

    The CO2 laser (carbon dioxide laser) was invented by Kumar Patel of Bell Labs in 1964 and is one of the earliest gas lasers in history. Up to now the CO2 laser is one of the most commonly used and pow

  • Chapter 2      
    Diode Lasers
    Authors: Ferdinand Bammer, U Brauch

    Diode lasers were first realized in 1962, only two years after the invention of the laser. But it took roughly one decade to operate these lasers continuous-wave at room-temperature and another.

  • Chapter 3      
    Fiber Lasers
    Authors: Rok Petkovsek

    Very good energy efficiency, high beam quality, robustness, and the ability to sustain high power without additional cooling  are the important features of fiber lasers. The active optical fiber is the central part of such lasers.

  • Chapter 4      
    Disk Lasers
    Authors: U Brauch

    The first laser ever, Maiman's ruby laser , was a flashlamp pumped rod laser, and this laser design became the standard design of solid-state lasers for the next 30 years .

  • Chapter 5      
    Generation of 3D Parts with Lasers
    Authors: Dieter Schuocker, Claudius Kwapinski

    Laser Assisted Manufacturing (LAM) attracts nowadays much interest because it is generally regarded as the future of the production of three dimensional parts that are mainly built with machining whereas generated processes.

  • Chapter 6      
    Next Generation of Bending Tools with Integrated Diode Lasers
    Authors: F Bammer, T Schumi, D Schuocker, O Spitzer, G Schuocker, M Jamalieh

    Laser assisted bending allows the bending of brittle materials by laser heating the work piece. While former solutions were based on micro channel cooled diode laser bars, we present a new development based on macro channel cooled diode lasers.&l

  • Chapter 7      
    Precision Processing by Short and Ultrashort Laser Pulses
    Authors: Stephan Roth, Cvecek K, Eiselen S

    Abstract Being a promising technology in research for many years short and Ultrashort Pulsed (USP) laser material processing competes to be a standard instrument for industrial applications nowadays.

  • Chapter 8      
    Progress in Conventional Laser Manufacturing Processes
    Authors: Joachim Aichinger

    In 1917 a theoretical basement for a multibillion dollar industry was built, a paper on the theory of quantum and radiation , written by Albert Einstein. In this publication an effect was described.

  • Chapter 9      
    The Dynamic Nature of Laser Cutting, a Review
    Authors: Dieter Schuocker, Richard Majer

    The process of laser cutting can be surveyed by various sensors (e.g. for temperature or emission of light). While this paper doesn't directly address topics concerning the control of the actual cutting process.

  • Dr. Dieter Schuocker

    Chairman, Upper Austrian Laser Center, Gmunden / Austria

    Prof. Dr. Dieter Schuöcker studied electrical engineering at the Vienna University of Technology and completed his Ph.D. on the subject of “Intermittent arc discharges in electrical contacts”. After obtaining his postdoctoral professorial qualification in the field of semiconductor technology, he worked as a Professor at the Institute of High Frequency Technology at the Vienna University of Technology from 1974 to 1979. After a three-years stay in industry, he returned to the University and founded the Special Group for Laser Technology (ARGELAS) in 1984. In 1987 he became the head of the Institute of High Power Laser Technology, and from 1995 until his Emeritus appointment in 2009 he held a fall professorship at the Institute of Production Engineering and High Power Laser Technology and chaired the latter. Since 2009 Prof. Schuöcker is the chairman of the Upper Austrian Laser Center, a research organization in Gmunden / Austria which deals with high power lasers and their industrial applications.

  • Dr. Georg-Dieter Schuöcker

    General manager, Svoent Company

    Georg-Dieter Schuöcker finished his studies of mechanical engineering and economics in 2000 at the Technical University of Vienna. In 2005 he completed his dissertation entitled “Innovative Approaches in Decoating” and received the academic degree “Doctor of Technical Sciences”. During his studies he worked in the basic research and development department of Palfinger, the leading crane building company worldwide. From 2004 to 2005 he was responsible of the project “decoating by conductive heat” at the development department of HTC Systems. 2006 he became the technical manager of the company Svoent, which produces among other things mechanical components and assemblies of machines. In 2013 he became the general manager of Svoent. Since 2006 Georg-Dieter Schuöcker could successfully diversify Svoent.

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