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Webinar Overview
Since their invention in 1960, lasers have moved from a laboratory instrument, into the low power applications of parallel beams. They are used in holographic measurements, construction and surveying, communications with optical fibres and secure links, espionage when the curtains are not drawn and, of course, the high-power density systems used in cutting and welding. Along the way lasing media and wavelength, and continuous vs. modulated operations changed. Progressively, laser applications developed such as cleaning and colouring using this process.

This webinar will cover the following topics:
  • A brief explanation on what is special about a laser beam
  • Sketch out the variety of lasing materials and operations
  • Point out the potential safety issues arising from using lasers
  • Consider the effect and constraints of a laser beam compared to mechanical, abrasive or plasma cutting
  • Comparative effect of conventional and laser fusion welding
  • Laser applications such as colouring, marking or cleaning of metallic surfaces and what they do to the surfaces compared to older techniques
Presenter: Dr Graham Sussex, Technical Specialist
Graham is a materials expert with over 30 years experience and more than 600 technical publications to his name. Stainless steel is his specialty.

Cost: $45/person ASSDA*, ASSDA Accredited, NZSSDA and EA Members,
$85/person Non-Members

*ASSDA Platinum Members FREE - Please contact assda@assda.asn.au to register.

This webinar will be hosted by Zoom.

Note: This webinar is capped at 45 registrations. Early registration is encouraged. First in, first served policy.