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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Multiaxis laser workcell quickly processes even highly reflective materials

July 22, 2016

IPG Photonics Corp.’s multiaxis laser workcell welds and cuts most metal components, enclosures, and fabrications. Configurable with high-efficiency CW lasers or high-peak-power QCW lasers, the workcell provides fast processing of even highly reflective materials, the company says. Available...

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Rofin expands fiber laser production capacities

July 7, 2016

Rofin has expanded its fiber laser production by adding an assembly line at its factory in Hamburg, Germany. The expansion allows the company to meet increasing demand for low-power fiber lasers. The new assembly line is designed specifically for the production of compact fiber lasers with one...

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Amada Miyachi America opens new headquarters in California

May 18, 2016

Amada Miyachi America Inc., a manufacturer of resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micromachining equipment and systems, has opened its new headquarters in Monrovia, Calif. The $13.5 million, 85,000-sq.-ft. facility includes a new technical center with 11...

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Amada Miyachi Europe acquires MacGregor Welding Systems

May 17, 2016

Amada Miyachi Europe, a manufacturer of equipment and systems for laser welding, laser marking, laser cutting, resistance welding, hermetic sealing, and hot bar reflow soldering and bonding, has acquired MacGregor Welding Systems of Suffolk, England. MacGregor Welding Systems manufactures...

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Fiber laser system lenses, windows made for 1-micron applications

April 27, 2016

Mate has introduced Fibermax lenses and Fibershield windows for high-power fiber laser systems. Featuring UV-grade fused-silica material, sizes are available in stock for most OEM brand fiber lasers. The lenses feature an ultralow-absorption coating that provides focal stability with reduced...

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HDE Technologies announces schedule of laser cutting/drilling, laser welding courses

April 18, 2016

HDE Technologies Inc., Elk Grove, Calif., has announced dates and locations for its laser cutting and drilling and laser welding courses for the remainder of 2016. “Laser Welding Technology: EQ and PQ ‐ Equipment and Procedure Qualification,” to be held June 6-10 in Minneapolis and Sept....

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Joining Technologies names operations manager

March 31, 2016

East Granby, Conn.-based Joining Technologies Inc. has promoted Greg Miller to the position of operations manager. In this position, he oversees engineering, facilities maintenance, and manufacturing personnel and is responsible for delivering fusion welding, machining, and supply chain services to...

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Laser Institute of America issues call for papers for 2017 International Laser Safety Conference

March 30, 2016

Orlando, Fla.-based professional society the Laser Institute of America has issued a call for papers for the 2017 International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC®), to be held March 20-23, 2017, in Atlanta. The event covers all aspects of laser safety practice and hazard control. Laser Safety...

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Tube welding system’s controller corrects welding position automatically

March 28, 2016

Rofin-Sinar Laser GmbH offers the Profile Welding System (PWS) for welding tubes and profiles. This laser welding system has an integrated process sensor for welding gap detection and tracking. Using the weld sensor, the user can observe the welding process while the integrated controller corrects...

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Industrial laser systems market remains steady in 2015 in U.S.

March 17, 2016

Global sales of laser systems for materials processing increased by 10 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year measured in local currencies, according to the annual market survey conducted by Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland. However, in U.S. dollars, the increase was wiped out...

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Laser Mechanisms acquires Visotek

February 1, 2016

Novi, Mich.-based Laser Mechanisms Inc. had announced its acquisition of Visotek, a provider of Smart Laser Tools™ in Livonia, Mich. Visotek continues to operate as an independent entity in support of their existing customer base. Laser Mechanisms designs and manufactures laser beam delivery...

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Fiber laser welding machine offers focused spot sizes to 10 microns

January 27, 2016

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has introduced the LF series fiber laser for precision microwelding. It can be focused to spot sizes down to 10 microns and offers control of pulse width and peak power to control the weld parameters. The lasers are available in either single-mode or multimode...

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Ideal Welding Systems names president/GM

January 18, 2016

Rockford, Ill.-based Ideal Welding Systems L.P., a subsidiary of Ideal-Werk, Lippstadt, Germany, has announced the appointment of Christian Kloeckner as president/general manager. Kloeckner has more than 20 years of international experience in the welding industry, which includes sales of large...

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Superior Joining Technologies relocates in Illinois

January 15, 2016

Superior Joining Technologies Inc. has announced its relocation to a new facility in Machesney Park, Ill., with added welding capabilities. The firm provides laser welding and microscopic laser welding, NDT, multiaxis laser cutting and welding, and GTAW seam...

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Compact cell laser handles mass production, small batches

January 5, 2016

Arnold Ravensburg has introduced a compact cell laser for welding small, round components. Available from German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), the machine is available with CO2 or solid-state lasers. Featuring onboard loading and CNC programming capabilities, the cell is suitable for mass...

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