IJAT Vol.10 No.6 pp. 854-862
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2016.p0854


Technical Review of Laser Materials Processing in Japan

Takeji Arai

Research and Development Initiative, Chuo University
1-13-27 Kasuga Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8551, Japan

Corresponding author,

April 18, 2016
July 8, 2016
November 4, 2016
laser trends, laser applications technology, laser processing, current laser development, short-pulsed laser
The history of the developments of the laser processing technologies in Japan was analyzed. During past 50 years of the processing technologies were divided of first half of 25 years and the latter half, and they were compared. During the first half, the laser was evaluated as an alternative to conventional heat-processing technology. In the recent 25 years, the diversification of laser application was spread by development of laser equipment and materials processing technologies. And surface functionalization with short pulsed laser and 3D Additive Manufacturing were developed widely.
Cite this article as:
T. Arai, “Technical Review of Laser Materials Processing in Japan,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.10 No.6, pp. 854-862, 2016.
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