LEO-210 - Laser Materials Processing3 credits
In this course, students will be introduced to laser materials processing and other applications of lasers in industry. Among the many different uses of lasers to be studied are laser welding and surface treatment, cutting and material removal, and laser marking and etching. Students will gain hands-on experience in programming and using state-of-the-art laser materials processing systems including multi-axis CO2 and fiber lasers, diode-pumped solid state (DPSS) lasers in the processing of metals, plastics, wood and other common materials. Applications will be drawn from aerospace, biomedical device manufacturing, custom sheet metal fabrication, and other micromachining machining applications where laser precision is paramount. Quality concepts will be applied throughout the program to ensure product integrity and compliance with engineering standards.