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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Heat it where you need it

May 5, 2015

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Before Thom Shelow founded Superior Joining Technologies Inc., he did quite a variety of welding, but his welding experience wasn’t the only asset he used to make the business a success. He keeps an open mind and is always ready to analyze new ideas, new concepts, and new technologies. “That’s the way we’ve always done it” doesn’t prevail at SJTI.

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Endpoint laser control helps produce uniform weld penetration

April 1, 2015

Prima Power Laserdyne’s newly developed SmartRamp™ provides consistent endpoint control during laser welding to help eliminate areas where potential weld failure can occur. This feature of the S94P control, which controls operation of the 795 and 430BD multiaxis fiber laser systems, produces...

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Prima Power Laserdyne to install system in new China technology center

March 27, 2015

Champlin, Minn.-based Prima Power Laserdyne, a manufacturer of multiaxis laser cutting, welding, and drilling systems, has announced plans to install a Laserdyne 430BD system at the new Prima Power Technology Center in Suzhou, China. The new facility will provide laser process development for Asian...

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Laser welding machine allows coil end welding on strip as thin as 0.003 in.

March 20, 2015

Guild Intl. has introduced the LHMA laser welding machine. It creates complete edge-to-edge welds, without the need for start and stop tabs, on strip as thin as 0.003 in. According to the company, this capability has been unavailable until now. Current technology employing GTAW machines allows for...

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Laser safety window offers improved visibility

January 26, 2015

Laservision offers the P5P10 blue polycarbonate laser safety window. According to the manufacturer, the window provides improved visibility and color recognition, higher protection, and better impact resistance compared to conventional green laser safety windows. The new window allows users to...

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Laser safety literature revised

January 26, 2015

The Laser Institute of America has updated its “Laser Safety Guide” for the first time since 2007. The literature has been revised to comply with the new terminology and guidelines of the 2014 edition of the ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers standard. It can be used in conjunction with or as a...

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Global market for laser materials processing systems hit $11.6 billion in 2014

January 21, 2015

The global market for laser materials processing systems reached a volume of $11.6 billion in 2014, according to a preliminary analysis of 2014 data by Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland. That figure is up 8 percent from the $10.7 billion reached in 2013. The demand for industrial...

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TeraDiode signs purchase and supply agreement with Panasonic Welding Systems

December 19, 2014

TeraDiode, Wilmington, Mass., has announced the signing of a purchase and supply agreement with Panasonic Welding Systems (PWS), Osaka, Japan. Under the multiyear agreement, TeraDiode will supply PWS 4-kW, high-brightness TeraBlade™ laser engines, which will allow PWS’s robotic welding and...

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TeraDiode hires COO

December 19, 2014

Wilmington, Mass.-based TeraDiode, a supplier of high-power, direct-diode laser systems, has named Richard (Rick) Feldt as COO. Feldt has more than 20 years of operational experience at the executive level. Before joining the company, he was CEO at Advanced Electron Beams. Before that he was...

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Laser machine offers versatility for cutting, welding

December 17, 2014

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

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Laser welding robot allows joining of several components in single processing step

December 17, 2014

TRUMPF’s TruLaser Robot 5020 provides laser welding of workpieces from simple sheet metal parts to bent profiles. The modular system clamps components of different sizes and shapes so the machine can begin the welding process. Several components can be joined in a single processing step,...

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ESAB & VICTOR: Now this is a Power Lineup

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products

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There’s a new team in town. The joining of ESAB and Victor brings together five heavy hitters. Now all the welding and cutting solutions you need are available from one company – ESAB.

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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