chapter  10
Laser-Induced PlasticDeformation and Its Applications
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The laser has become an indispensable tool for precision materials processing since it provides high localized energy intensity, high repeatability, fast setup, and exibility. A laser can be used to generate plastic deformation in two ways: deformation by thermal stress and deformation by shock wave. Along these two lines, two most important applications have been developed in the last few decades: LF and LSP. LF has been applied in metals for 2D and 3D bending by introducing large temperature

10.1 Introduction ..........................................................................................................................299 10.1.1 Background ...............................................................................................................299 10.1.2 Thermal-Based Laser-Induced Deformation ............................................................300 10.1.3 Shock-Based Laser-Induced Deformation ................................................................300