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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Welding small, and growing

November 7, 2014

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MicroArc Welding specializes in putting tiny welds on tiny parts. It’s all manual. It requires a careful touch that few people have. For MicroArc, an eight-person weld shop outside Boston, this tiny niche has led to big opportunity.

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TRUMPF FABTECH 2014 Preview

TRUMPF Inc.

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The Power to Perform. An overview of the products TRUMPF will have on display at FABTECH Nov 11-13 in Atlanta. See laser cutting, punching, bending, automation, laser marking, software, services and portable power tools. See you in Atlanta! Visit our web site at www.us.trumpf.com.

Laser processing system handles coil-fed metals

October 3, 2014

Preco Inc. has introduced a high-speed, discrete-part laser processing system for tool-free processing of coil-fed metallic materials. The system uses fiber-based lasers with high-speed galvanometer technology for high-speed materials processing. The system includes unwind components to handle...

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Laser system designed for 3-D metal processing

October 1, 2014

Jenoptik’s Lasers & Material Processing division offers the JENOPTIK-VOTAN® BIM (beam in motion) robot-based laser machine for cutting and welding metals. The system features a laser robot arm in which the laser beam delivery is fully integrated. The laser beam is coupled in through the...

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Laser hybrid welding process includes inductive preheating

September 15, 2014

Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. and the Leibniz Universität Hannover have developed a hybrid welding system with inductive preheating. This process can be used for single-layer welding of high-strength, fine-grain structural steels up to a thickness of 0.79 in. Before the welding process takes...

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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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