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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Fiber lasers weave out of the lab and into metal fab

May 8, 2007

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Fiber lasers, which have been a hot topic in laser conferences for several years now, are finally starting to appear en masse in the industrial laser market. Fiber laser technology is driving power scaling (pulsed and continuous wave), wall-plug efficiency, and beam quality to new heights in a rapid pace.

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3-D modular laser processing machines introduced to North America

May 8, 2007

TRUMPF has introduced a new line of 3-D laser processing machines, the TruLaser Cell Series 7000, to the North American market. The modular laser cells, the company's largest available 3-D laser...

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TRUMPF supports science center exhibit

May 8, 2007

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., is supporting an innovative new exhibit at the Connecticut Science Center. Now under construction in Hartford and set to open in fall 1008, the center is a nonprofit...

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Laser welding, structural adhesive bonding, for body-in-white assembly

May 8, 2007

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Which joining processes—laser welding, brazing, or adhesive bonding—are most suitable for different automotive product attributes and regions of an automobile? This article answers some of those questions.

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Curtain protects against laser beam radiation

April 10, 2007

Wilson Industries' opaque Laz-R-Barrier curtain protects against the accidental and chronic occupational skin and eye exposure that results from reflected laser radiation and broad beam optical...

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TRUMPF opens manufacturing facility in Monterrey, Mexico

April 10, 2007

TRUMPF has opened a new sales, service, demonstration, and production facility in Monterrey, Mexico. The 6,400-sq.-meter production building uses the company's state-of-the-art equipment and...

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TRUMPF receives innovation prize

March 22, 2007

TRUMPF Inc. has received a Connecticut Quality Improvement Award silver level Innovation Prize. The award recognizes the company for its SYNCHRO production of the TruLaser 2025, an blend of laser...

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LIA launches career center

March 13, 2007

The Laser Institute of America (LIA) has launched the LIA Career Center, a new online resource designed to help job seekers find opportunities in the laser technology industry.The Web site features...

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Fronius USA moves to new facility

March 13, 2007

Fronius USA LLC, an Austrian-established provider of welding equipment, has relocated its North American operation to larger quarters in Brighton, Mich.Service and sales support are handled out of the...

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PICALO 2008 headed to Beijing

March 13, 2007

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), the organization that hosts ICALEO® (International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics) every year, has announced that its 3rd Pacific...

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Hybrid laser-welding system introduced

February 13, 2007

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced its HLx Series, mechanized laser-welding systems that use laser only, laser with cold wire fill, or hybrid laser arc welding in a 2-D gantry, 3-D...

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TRUMPF appoints Laser Technology Center general manager

February 13, 2007

Tim Morris has been appointed general manager of TRUMPF Inc.'s Laser Technology Center in Plymouth, Mich. He reports to Dr. Holger Schlueter, vice president laser for TRUMPF Inc.Morris joined the...

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8 kW disk laser introduced

January 9, 2007

TRUMPF has introduced an 8 kW disk laser. The TruDisk 8002 can process almost any material, including highly reflective materials like copper or aluminum.The company reports that the laser can weld 10...

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Air Liquide appoints distributor network director

January 9, 2007

Air Liquide America L.P., which provides packaged and specialty gases in the U.S., has appointed Michael (Mike) Stoddard as director of its ALNET distributor network, effective Jan. 1.Stoddard reports...

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Mitsubishi Laser, Ncell form partnership

January 9, 2007

Mitsubishi Laser has announced its exclusive partnership with Ncell Automation, a provider of automation integration software for precision fabrication.According to Mitsubishi, the integration of...

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