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Instrumented Laser Joining Workshop

Highly accurate thermodynamic measurements and time-dependent knowledge of the laser-matter interaction of laser-based welding is required for laser weld modelling to be effective. NIST has undertaken the challenge of what we call the instrumented laser weld and dissemination of measurement results to support modelling and prediction. This endeavor requires metrology by means of strictly controlled boundary conditions, accurate instrumentation on well-characterized materials, and thorough post-process evaluation (mechanical testing, imaging, and more).

Workshop goals: We welcome industry, academic, and government experts to challenge and advise us as we undertake comprehensive metrology and dissemination to support laser joining. For maximum impact on modelling and prediction, NIST has committed the resources for weld characterization and seeks assistance in prioritizing relevant materials and measurement parameters. This work targets two areas: high-value welds where trial-and-error weld development is not practical and laser additive processes (e.g., powder bed/3D printing).

Topics: Measurements & Instrumentation, Modeling, Applications, NIST tours

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays (up to 24 hours) in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. When registration is open, the required NIST-1260 form will be available as well.

*New Visitor Access Requirement: Effective July 21, 2014, Under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver's license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. Driver's licenses from nine states and territories are not compliant and will not be accepted as identification. Click here for a list of alternative identification and further details >>

Created September 23, 2016, Updated June 30, 2017