Laser materials processing of complex components. From reverse engineering via automated beam path generation to short process development cycles
Publication from Materials
IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 119 (2016) 012014 , 2016
The article presents an overview of what is possible nowadays in the field of laser materials processing. The state of the art in the complete process chain is shown, starting with the generation of a specific components CAD data and continuing with the automated motion path generation for the laser head carried by a CNC or robot system. Application examples from laser welding, laser cladding and additive laser manufacturing are given.