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This project deals with the problems where sheet metal of the same or different thickness and/or coating is CO(2)-laser welded to produce subassemblies consisting of a number of flat sheets prior to the stamping of 3-dimensional parts for car manufacturing (0.75, 1.0, 1.25 mm St 1203 mild steel and St 02Z zinc-coated steel). The following non-destructive and destructive tests have been used on the welded samples: distortion measurements, volatilised zinc zone measurements, X-ray tests, corrosion tests, hardness tests, limiting dome height tests, limiting drawing ratio tests, bulge tests, tensile tests and bending tests.

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Authors: OLSEN F O, Technical University of Denmark, Procesteknisk Institut, Lyngby (DK);PEÇAS P, Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade, Oeiras (PT);PECAS P, Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade, Oeiras (PT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18414 EN (1998) 175pp., ECU 30.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-4604-0
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