Laser and Optics Research Group
LORG (Laser and Optics Research Group) is a multidisciplinary research group with the main focus on areas of Additive Manufacturing (AM), Laser Material Processing (LMP), Optical-based Measurements (OBM), and Precision Glass Molding (PGM). In LMP, currently there are number of active projects such as laser cladding, laser cutting and welding, laser based additive manufacturing, laser forming, and laser marking and engraving. Laser scanners and fiber optic sensors are the active research areas in OBM. Manufacturing aspherical lenses via precision glass molding process is another field of study in LORG. more...
LORG News and Updates
On Spring 2013, the course "Laser Material Processing" is taught by Dr. Foroozmehr as a special topic course at Mechanical Engineering Department. The topics covered in this course are:
- Basics of laser operation and types of industrial lasers (3 weeks)
- Principles of laser material interaction (2 weeks)
- Laser welding (2 weeks)
- Laser cutting and drilling (2 weeks)
- Laser powder deposition (2 weeks)
- Laser marking and engraving (2 weeks)
- Modeling of laser material processing (1 weeks)
- Sensing, monitoring, and real-time control of laser material processing (1 weeks)
A 100 W, pulsed Nd:YAG laser system with a pulse width of 100 ns has been purchased and should be available in one month. This system can be used for metal and non-metal marking and engraving, as well as micro-cutting of thin sheets.