Laser welding has an increasing role in the automotive industry, namely on the sub-assemblies manufacturing. Several sheet-shape parts are laser welded, on a dissimilar combination of thicknesses and materials, and are afterwards formed (stamped) being transformed in a vehicle body component. In this paper low carbon CO2 laser welding on the thicknesses of 1.25 and 0.75 mm, formability investigation is described. There will be a description of how the laser welded blanks behave in different forming tests, and the influence of misalignment and undercut on the formibility. The quality is evaluated by measuring the limit strain and limit effective strain for the laser welded sheets and the base material, which will be presented in a forming limit diagram.
|Title of host publication||Revista de Metalurgia|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
|Event||Revista de Matalurgia - Madrid|
Duration: 1 Jan 1998 → …
|Conference||Revista de Matalurgia|
|Period||01/01/1998 → …|