Hybrid laser-GMA welding for improved affordability

Edward William Reutzel, S. M. Kelly, M. J. Sullivan, T. D. Huang, L. Kvidahl, Richard Martukanitz

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Abstract

Maturing high-power solid-state laser technology is fueling an interest in hybrid laser gas metal arc (laser-GMA) welding for shipyard fabrication activities. Hybrid laserGMA welding has demonstrated an ability to both reduce the distortion of thin steel butt welds and increase the production rate of pipe welds relative to conventional joining techniques, both leading to improved affordability. The paper discusses the potential benefits of hybrid laser-GMA welding, results of experiments to address both distortion and production rate, and provides an overview of a hybrid pipe welding system recently installed in a shipyard.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-81
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Ship Production
Volume24
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2008

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Gas metal arc welding
Shipyards
Welding
Welds
Pipe
Fueling
Lasers
Solid state lasers
Joining
Fabrication
Steel
Experiments

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Reutzel, E. W., Kelly, S. M., Sullivan, M. J., Huang, T. D., Kvidahl, L., & Martukanitz, R. (2008). Hybrid laser-GMA welding for improved affordability. Journal of Ship Production, 24(2), 72-81.
Reutzel, Edward William ; Kelly, S. M. ; Sullivan, M. J. ; Huang, T. D. ; Kvidahl, L. ; Martukanitz, Richard. / Hybrid laser-GMA welding for improved affordability. In: Journal of Ship Production. 2008 ; Vol. 24, No. 2. pp. 72-81.
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Reutzel, EW, Kelly, SM, Sullivan, MJ, Huang, TD, Kvidahl, L & Martukanitz, R 2008, 'Hybrid laser-GMA welding for improved affordability', Journal of Ship Production, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 72-81.

Hybrid laser-GMA welding for improved affordability. / Reutzel, Edward William; Kelly, S. M.; Sullivan, M. J.; Huang, T. D.; Kvidahl, L.; Martukanitz, Richard.

In: Journal of Ship Production, Vol. 24, No. 2, 01.05.2008, p. 72-81.

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Reutzel EW, Kelly SM, Sullivan MJ, Huang TD, Kvidahl L, Martukanitz R. Hybrid laser-GMA welding for improved affordability. Journal of Ship Production. 2008 May 1;24(2):72-81.