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IJAT Vol.14 No.4 p. 533
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2020.p0533
(2020)

Editorial:

Special Issue on Laser-Based/Assisted Manufacturing

Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa and Masayoshi Mizutani

Tohoku University
Aoba-ku, Sendai, Japan

Tohoku University
Aoba-ku, Sendai, Japan

Published:
July 5, 2020

The “process chain” concept for the integration of multiple manufacturing processes has been attracting attention in the field of manufacturing in recent years. In a number of specialized fields, laser-based processes in particular are actively being studied, as their high flexibility allows them to be used not only as individual manufacturing processes but also in combination to develop new ones.

Most of the practical laser technologies involve heat, which can be used for thermal processing to change surface properties or for removal processing. In recent years, lasers have also been used as a heat source for additive manufacturing, as well as ultra-short-pulsed lasers being applied to non-thermal processes.

This special issue features various studies and reports that present the latest advances as well as current challenges in laser-based/assisted manufacturing. It includes nine related papers that indicate the possibilities and future of new laser processing technologies.

We deeply appreciate all the authors and reviewers for their efforts and contributions, and we also hope this special issue will encourage further research on laser-based/assisted manufacturing.

Cite this article as:
Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa and Masayoshi Mizutani, “Special Issue on Laser-Based/Assisted Manufacturing,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.14, No.4, p. 533, 2020.
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