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An extended feasibility study to identify laser welding and laser.arc hybrid welding business cases and business models
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Product and Production Development.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Product and Production Development.
2013 (English)In: 14th NOLAMP Conference: The 14th Nordic Laser Materials Processing Conference, August 26th – 28th 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden / [ed] Alexander Kaplan; Hans Engström, Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2013, 217-226 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The laser research group at Luleå University of Technology has, in collaboration withSwedish industries, performed more than 20 laser welding and laser arc hybrid welding casestudies during the last decade. Most of them can be considered as successful and havedemonstrated improved mechanical properties, new design opportunities and higher weldingproductivity. Nevertheless, very few of the successful case studies have resulted in anindustrial application and the number of industrial implementations is still very limited. Thereare of course several reasons, like company organisation, human factors or lack of experience,but usually it is a rational analysis based on return of investment. The case studies are alsousually limited to one component at one company without any further evaluation and analysisof other business opportunities, i.e. other components/products within the company orforming a cluster of companies in a geographic region. This paper presents an extend analysesof a number of the performed case studies with the objectives to evaluate and identifybusiness cases. Different business models, such as investigate product families for laserwelding within a company and company clusters with common laser welding resource, isevaluated and analysed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2013. 217-226 p.
Research subject
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-37846Local ID: bfd7194b-ded5-473f-9789-249431d575d8ISBN: 978-91-7439-688-1ISBN: 978-91-7439-689-8 (PDF)OAI: diva2:1011344
Nordic Laser Materials Processing Conference : 26/08/2013 - 28/08/2013
Godkänd; 2013; 20131210 (andbra)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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