A laser welding process including: (a) using optical ray tracing to make a model of a laser beam and the geometry of a joint to be welded; (b) adjusting variables in the model to choose variables for use in making a laser weld; and (c) laser welding the joint to be welded using the chosen variables.
This invention relates to laser welding.
This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.