Laser Welding

Its small spot size and extremely high energy density make laser welding ideal for many welding applications. Learn about the capabilities and limitations of the process in this technology area.

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Processing head made smaller, lighter weight

August 6, 2014

Laser Mechanisms is introducing the latest version of the FiberWELD® processing head, which is 40 percent smaller and lighter than last year’s model. Engineered for harsh production welding, cladding, and joining applications with a fiber-coupled laser, the compact, low-mass head features an...

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The transformative power of the laser

August 6, 2014

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The laser has helped define the modern precision metal fabrication industry, and this year’s Advanced Laser Applications Workshop shows just how far the laser has come. Blink once, and you miss another technological milestone.

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Laserdyne receives order for fiber laser system from Chaoyu Technology Co.

August 1, 2014

Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, Minn., has finalized an order with Chaoyu Technology Co. Ltd., Beijing, for a 430BD 6-axis fiber laser system. The machine will be used to precision-weld, drill, and cut 2-D and 3-D stainless steel microelectrical components used in applications such as...

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Stamping with a better idea

July 29, 2014

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Cleveland-based Stripmatic Products strives to add more customer value by focusing on additional operations and asking what else customers may need. This led the company to a unique setup involving a servo press and a fiber laser welding cell.

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Tough optics for extreme laser welding

July 29, 2014

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Engineers at EWI have developed laser welding optics tailored for high-power applications.

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Hybrid welding process welds thick metal sheets quickly

July 23, 2014

Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. has developed a hybrid welding process that allows the welding of thick pipelines and metal sheets made of aluminum alloys or steel at speeds of 19.69 and 4.92 FPM, respectively. The process can be used to make single-sided, zero-defect welds on aluminum sheets up...

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Electron Beam Eng. earns AS9100, ISO 9001:2008 certification

July 14, 2014

Electron Beam Eng. Inc., an electron beam and laser beam welding company in Anaheim, Calif., has earned AS9100 quality management system certification. The certification adds quality assurance expectations for design, development, and production work that apply specifically to the aviation, space,...

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American Photonics adds engineering staff

July 10, 2014

American Photonics Co., a Sarasota, Fla.-based manufacturer of precision infrared optics and specialty coatings, has announced the addition of Dennis Kessler and James Lee to its engineering staff. Kessler and Lee bring more than 30 years of manufacturing and design experience to the company....

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Welding head designed to be compact, lightweight

July 10, 2014

Laser Mechanisms has introduced the FiberMINI® Weld ultracompact, lightweight welding head. Measuring 2.17 in. square around its central core, the head is suitable for fiber-delivered, solid-state laser systems up to 6 kW. Optics are protected against contamination by an accessible cover glass...

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Cross-jet design prevents sparks from contaminating focusing lens cover slide

July 8, 2014

Prima Power Laserdyne has developed a new focusing lens assembly with a cross-jet design that maintains the compact profile of the third-generation BeamDirector®, called BD3Y. The cross-jet feature provides a high-velocity gas barrier that prevents metal sparks in the weld zone from contaminating...

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Fiber laser system features rotating lens for welding

June 26, 2014

Amada offers the FLW 4-kW fiber laser system. The laser beam has a wavelength that is about one-tenth of that emitted by a conventional CO2 laser, helping to ensure high-speed results even when processing reflective materials, such as brass and copper, and combinations of dissimilar materials that...

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Prima Power names regional sales manager

June 18, 2014

Prima Power Laserdyne LLC, a manufacturer of industrial laser systems, has appointed Rick Weisbarth as a regional sales manager in North America. His appointment is in response to the company’s expansion of its laser system business and continuing focus on turbine engine manufacturing....

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Long-pulse fiber laser suitable for production of microcontours with single pulses

June 17, 2014

Rofin offers the new long-pulse fiber laser LFS 300 for high-precision micro material processing. It features an average power of 300 W and 30-J pulse energy. The system generates pulses with up to 50-ms length, making it suitable for the production of microcontours with single pulses, such as...

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Laser system available with up to 20-kW QCW fiber laser

June 4, 2014

Prima Power Laserdyne offers the 430 laser system for cutting, welding, and drilling of 2-D and 3-D component parts. Available with up to 20-kW QCW fiber lasers, it offers a suite of standard options and multiple configurations from 3 to 6 axes for processing parts in various market segments...

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High-powered lasers available

May 13, 2014

Prima Electro North America LLC offers Convergent high-power CO2 and high-peak-power pulsed Nd:YAG lasers for laser cutting, welding, and drilling of metallic and nonmetallic materials. CO2 lasers are available in outputs from 2,500 to 5,000 W with excellent beam mode, the company reports. The...

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