Advanced materials are becoming increasingly important as substitutes for traditional materials and as facilitators for new and unique products. They have had a considerable impact on the development of a wide range of strategic technologies. Structural ceramics, biomaterials, composites and intermetallics fall under this category of advanced materials. There may be several additional materials in this category, but this book will only focus on these four types of materials.
Even though some of these materials can be machined by conventional methods, material processing with lasers is an expanding field which is drawing attention of everyone in the industry as well as academics. As laser machining offers several advantages such as capabilities for machining the materials that are difficult to machine otherwise and flexibility and automation, the scope for applications of these advanced materials is further extended. Laser Machining of Advanced Materials focuses on the fundamental principles and physical phenomena involved in the laser machining of the above mentioned advanced materials.
The book begins with an overview of the various conventional and non-conventional techniques employed in machining followed by a fundamental understanding of the material removal mechanisms involved in laser machining. It then covers the specific topic of laser machining of advanced materials. Understanding of the physics behind laser machining of advanced materials and associated thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer and microstructure evolution is provided. This book also covers the modeling efforts made in this field which enables a better and efficient control of the process for a desired application.
The principal audience for this book is undergraduate and graduate students with majors in a variety of disciplines, computational modelers, experimentalists, microscopists and research scientists/associates in national and private research labs and universities worldwide conducting research on laser material interaction and people directly working in laser related industries.
"[…] a valuable addition to the reference shelf of any practitioner of industrial laser materials processing. […] extended, well-laid-out, and exemplified chapters on laser machining of ceramics, biomaterials, composites, and intermetallics, all supported by pages of pertinent references. These chapters are more than theory; they are backed with material that enables potential users to get a handle on the problems they are facing from practical experiences. […] The authors have provided a service to those who are involved in processing advanced material."
David Belfonte, Editor-in-Chief, Industrial Laser Solutions
"Broadly, the book discusses a specific topic that is not deeply presented in other books. The section on laser machining of composite materials is very well written."
Dr. Islam Shyha, Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK
Machining of advanced materials
Chemical Machining (CM)
Absorption of laser energy and multiple reflections
Laser machining of structural ceramics
Types of machining
One-dimensional laser machining
Two-dimensional laser machining
Three-dimensional laser machining
Laser machining of biomaterials
Laser machining of biomaterials
Metals and alloys
Laser machining of bones
Laser machining of composites
One-dimensional laser machining of composites
Two-dimensional laser machining of composites
Three-dimensional laser machining of composites
Laser machining of intermetallics
One-dimensional laser machining of intermetallics
Two-dimensional laser machining of intermetallics