oa CSIR Science Scope - Laser engineering : enabling SA industry to improve its global competitiveness : industry

Volume 6, Issue 4
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Over the past two decades, laser-based manufacturing has earned widespread recognition as a key technology for industrial competitiveness. Its advantages outweigh conventional processes used in manufacturing. Arguably the most powerful laser platform established at the CSIR to assist industry, is the high-power Nd:YAG laser cell, as it supports fundamental industrial processes, including welding (for joining), weld overlay (for cladding) and surface hardening.

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