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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Global market for laser materials processing systems grows 6.8 percent in 2016

March 15, 2017

The global market for laser systems for materials processing increased by 6.8 percent in 2016 and reached a new record volume of $12.6 billion, according to Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland, a market research and consulting firm serving the laser and photonics industry.Demand in China...

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TRUMPF wins Daimler Supplier Award for Industry 4.0 and laser technology

March 8, 2017

Fabricating machinery manufacturer TRUMPF, based in Ditzingen, Germany, has received the Daimler Supplier Award 2016 in the Partnership category. The award recognizes the company for its joint development of a new laser welding procedure and for the successful implementation of Industry 4.0...

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Ryerson acquires Laserflex

January 20, 2017

Ryerson Holding Corp., Chicago, a distributor and value-added processor of industrial metals, has acquired The Laserflex Corp., a privately owned metal fabricator with locations in Columbus, Ohio, and Wellford, S.C. Laserflex, which specializes in laser fabrication metal processing and welding,...

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Brochure highlights cutting, welding equipment capabilities

January 10, 2017

Amada Miyachi America has published a brochure highlighting its eight manufacturing technologies, including cutting, welding, marking, sealing, and bonding, focusing on equipment capabilities and typical applications. The literature details how the company’s applications laboratory experts employ...

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Electron Beam Eng. approved for laser welding Airbus A320neo engine

January 4, 2017

Electron Beam Eng. Inc. (EBE), Anaheim, Calif., has been approved for the laser welding required in the hydraulic fuel system of the Airbus A320neo engine. “We were approached to perform the intricate laser welding of the fastening device within the fluid coupling mechanism that went into...

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EB Industries hires director of operations

January 4, 2017

Farmingdale, N.Y.-based EB Industries, a provider of electron beam and laser welding services, has appointed Thomas A. Shelby to the position of director of operations. Shelby, who most recently served as vice president of operations for Monarch Metal Fabrication in Bohemia, N.Y., has more than 25...

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Pre-engineered robotic laser welding systems introduced

December 19, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced the availability of two new PerformArc™ pre-engineered robotic laser welding systems. They combine the robot, laser, optics, and all accessories into one fully integrated unit, with all pieces working together as a whole and sharing a single disconnect. A...

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ESAB 2017: Redefining what’s possible in welding and cutting

ESAB 2017: Redefining what’s possible in welding and cutting

December 5, 2016

By: ESAB Welding & Cutting Products

See how ESAB’s breakthrough 2017 product releases are redefining what’s possible in welding and cutting.

Want to know more? Go to esab.com/impact to get the full story on the bigger, badder Rebel; Renegade, the Stick machine that’s made to move; and Sentinel – the cutting-edge helmet that’s worn by the best.

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What is the right laser for microwelding?

November 30, 2016 | By Geoff Shannon

Learning about the characteristics of microwelding lasers, such as ND:YAG and the different types of fiber lasers, can help fabricators determine which is the best option for a particular application.

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Pulsed fiber laser welding system suitable for metal processing

November 29, 2016

Amada Miyachi America Inc. offers the LMF70-HP pulsed fiber laser welding system. The 70-W machine is designed for welding small components and thin metals up to 0.01 in. thick. In addition to welding, the unit can perform engraving, deep engraving, and cutting of metal, as well as high-speed...

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Roll-up and laser weld module fabricates round sheet metal wrappers

November 23, 2016

Coldwater Machine Co. has announced the availability of its roll-up and laser welding module for fabricating clothes washer and dryer drums and baskets and other round sheet metal wrappers. The system can be modified to suit customer requirements.The modular process automates the production of...

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Get Connected with TRUMPF at FABTECH

Get Connected with TRUMPF at FABTECH

October 17, 2016

By: TRUMPF Inc.

At FABTECH 2016 in Las Vegas, TRUMPF will be displaying state of the art fabricating equipment and a demonstration of connected manufacturing. See how our full complement of fabrication equipment and supporting services can keep you productive and competitive. Order your own custom jeep and follow it through the entire production chain. Get Connected with TRUMPF and see how the next generation of fabricating can benefit you. FABTECH Booth number C35041

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A look at laser hybrid welding in the automotive industry

October 5, 2016 | By Herbert Staufer 

Laser welding is a great process for delivering high-speed joints with a small heat-affected zone, but it requires consistency in gap size. Gas metal arc and tandem welding, on the other hand, handles those inconsistencies in gap size much more easily. Combining the processes has proven to be a manufacturing success for some automakers.

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Amada Miyachi America announces mobile-friendly website

September 16, 2016

Monrovia, Calif.-based Amada Miyachi America Inc. has redesigned its website at www.amadamiyachi.com for responsiveness to mobile devices. The site highlights the company’s resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micromachining equipment and...

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Preco to supply multilaser development to laser training center in Brazil

August 22, 2016

Preco Inc., Somerset, Wis., has received an order for an SL-8600 hybrid laser/GMAW system from the Brazilian Senai Institute of Laser Innovation,Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil.Senai, a private nonprofit technical training organization, is chartered to raise industrial competitiveness by...

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