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Costs Assessment for a Laser-Arc Hybrid Welding Process
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
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LAHW (laser-arc hybrid welding) is a process that has been thoroughly studied and improved since its creation in the 1970s. Although today it has many industrial applications, but actually it might be said that those are rarely used and that companies have a lack of confident and knowledge of this welding process. For that reason it is justified to make new efforts on to give the LAHW a business point of view in order to help introduce the process to companies.The aim of this project is to decrease the gap between theoretical investigation and practical applications of this process. It’s mainly target is to show up which economic and organizational matters are critical for a possible implantation of LAHW processes. The basis of the study will be a front loaders manufacturing company in which the object of the exercise and analysis will be those processes and activities where welding intervenes. From this study, cost measures will be extracted and they will help in identifying those processes that are susceptible to be replaced by an economically feasible LAHW based process. From that, not only technical advantages of LAHW should be considered, plus taking advantage of organizational benefits in order to improve the efficiency. The company is currently developing a new products range; this Master Thesis will help them in making a decision about choosing a feasible welding process. For this, the project will be focused on analyzing whether investing in a LAHW process is worthy or not.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-45047Local ID: 2c905a67-b827-4264-94ea-09626dd19f7eOAI: diva2:1018327
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
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Mechanical Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20131021 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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