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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ALAW - Advanced Laser Applications Workshop 2014

June 2 - 4 , 2014
  • The Inn at St. John’s
  • Plymouth, Michigan
  • Mark your calendar for June 2-4, 2014 as ALAW returns this spring for its 21st annual event in Michigan. Join FMA and the Conference Co-Chairs, Robert Ruokolainen, Chrysler and Stan Ream, EWI, at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth for a world-class industry event encompassing state-of-the-art laser processes for manufacturers, job shops, and suppliers.

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    Technology considerations for laser welding tubes and pipes

    March 17, 2014

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    Using laser welding for making tube or pipe on a mill is a proven technology, but and advancements in tracking systems and controls have made lasers easier to use than when they were first introduced. However, this doesn’t mean that swapping gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) or plasma welding for laser is simple. Thinking about changing over to laser requires an understanding of how the laser welding process differs from GTAW and plasma welding, and how the various lasers differ from each other.

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    Optimize your welding processes with the right gas and expertise

    Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:00 PM (CST)

    Sponsored by Air Products

    Length: 60:00

    Air Products brings welding expertise and optimal performance to your shop floor. You'll see a live demonstration of our MAXX™ shielding gas blends and how they compare to a traditional industry standard gas blend.

    Tool aids alignment of multimode fibers used with lasers

    February 17, 2014

    FiberTool™ from Laser Mechanisms Inc. is a patent-pending device that aids in the alignment of standard multimode fibers used with Nd:YAG, fiber, and disk lasers. It produces a real-time output signal to the user that is a gauge of the alignment quality of the laser energy into the fiber...

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    Okay Industries acquires Reliance Laser

    February 10, 2014

    Okay Industries Inc., New Britain, Conn., has expanded its laser cutting, welding, marking, and surface treatment capabilities with the acquisition of Reliance Laser, Agawam, Mass. The companies will integrate operations at Okay Medical Products Mfg. in Berlin, Conn. Reliance Laser brings Okay...

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    Laser photonics meets shop floor pragmatism

    February 10, 2014

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    Pragmatism rules the day at Directed Light, a job shop focusing on a wide range of industrial laser applications, from UV to far-infrared.

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    Creating art that inspires thought

    February 3, 2014

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    Las Vegas metal artist creates abstract contemporary pieces that make viewers think and let him sleep.

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    FABTECH 2014

    November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    FABTECH 2014

    November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    Laser processing head made for harsh applications - TheFabricator.com

    Laser processing head made for harsh applications

    November 14, 2013

    Laser Mechanisms offers the new FiberWELD™ laser processing head. Designed for harsh production welding applications with a fiber-coupled laser, the head contains all wiring and plumbing internally. Its accessible, protective cover glass helps extend the life of internal optics. The...

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    Icon Machine Tool named exclusive Pacific Northwest distributor for TRUMPF

    November 4, 2013

    Icon Machine Tool Inc., Fenton, Mo., has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for TRUMPF® fabricating equipment and laser systems in the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The company already is the exclusive TRUMPF distributor in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and...

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    Laser cladding alloys protect critical industrial components - Laser Welding Tech Cell - TheFabricator.com

    Laser cladding alloys protect critical industrial components

    October 28, 2013

    Wall Colmonoy's Colmonoy®, Colferoloy®, and Wallex™ surfacing powders and wire alloys for laser cladding are designed for the protection and renovation of critical industrial components. Applications include continuous-cast rolls in the steel industry; drill stabilizers, drill...

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    Modular laser system cuts, welds small components - TheFabricator.com

    Modular laser system cuts, welds small components

    October 23, 2013

    TRUMPF® offers the TruLaser Cell 3000, a 5-axis laser machine for fine cutting and precision welding of 2-D and 3-D small and medium-sized components. It processes applications from one-off prototypes to high-volume production. With its solid-state laser options, available with up to 8 kW...

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    Kuka Systems acquires Utica Companies' plant engineering business

    October 16, 2013

    Kuka Systems Group, Sterling Heights, Mich., has acquired the plant engineering business of privately owned Utica Companies of Shelby Township, Mich., a welding equipment specialist and supplier to the automobile industry. Kuka Systems is a provider of production line automation, flexible...

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    LIA's Laser U releases new applications, safety course modules for continuing education

    October 9, 2013

    The Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., has added a dozen modules to Laser U, its online laser education portal. Seven of the new courses come from the institute's Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM®) Workshop, while five more are from the biennial International Laser Safety Conference...

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