TWI Technical Literature Review 24879
By Tony Pramanik
This literature review investigates how mature the technology is within the laser community for autogenous keyhole laser welding in multiple positions for full penetration welding, for in-bore welding of components for manufacture. For clarity ‘welding’ here is defined as full penetration welding of sufficiently thick sections. For this reason, laser conducting welding (welding without the formation of a keyhole) and multi-positional cladding literature has been excluded.