DEARBORN – Spot welds are king of the North American body shop. But in Europe, laser welding is fast becoming the technology of choice, prompting a healthy debate in the engineering community. Laser applications are widely used in all aspects of manufacturing, for joining, cutting and drilling, Mariana G. Forrest, Chrysler Group senior manager-advanced vehicle engineering, applied materials and manufacturing technologies, says at the recent AutoMan global conference here, organized by ...

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