Experience with shipyard installation of a hybrid pipe welding system

E. W. Reutzel, L. A. Kern, J. F. Tressler, M. J. Sullivan

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Abstract

Laser-Gas Metal Arc (GMA) hybrid welding is fast making the transition from laboratory to production, in industries as diverse as shipbuilding to automobile manufacture. For the past 3 years, our team has striven to both develop a hybrid welding process for steel pipe, and to specify, build, and install a hybrid pipe welding system in a General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard. In March 2007, the system was successfully installed into the shipyard. This work presents a summary of our continued experimental explorations into various practical aspects of hybrid welding, discusses the system design, and provides an overview of the installation of the system into the shipyard. Test results are presented, as well as lessons learned throughout the project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication26th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, ICALEO 2007 - Congress Proceedings
PublisherLaser Institute of America
ISBN (Print)9780912035888
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event26th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, ICALEO 2007 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Oct 29 2007Nov 1 2007

Publication series

Name26th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, ICALEO 2007 - Congress Proceedings

Other

Other26th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, ICALEO 2007
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period10/29/0711/1/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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