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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Laser welding update

November 4, 2009 | By David Havrilla

The number of global laser welding applications has increased over the years thanks to steady technology advancements. One of those advancements, the disk laser—a combination of a solid-state laser and a semiconductor laser—has opened the door to several new or improved joining applications.

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KUKA Systems launches research center in U.S.

October 23, 2009

KUKA North America has opened the KUKA Development Center (KDC) at its headquarters in Sterling Heights, Mich., near Detroit.Specializing in joining technologies like laser welding, the KDC becomes the second dedicated research center within the KUKA Systems Group, along with the KUKA TechCenter...

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Miyachi Unitek opens Laser Applications Lab in the Midwest

September 9, 2009

Miyachi Unitek has announced the opening of its new Midwest Laser Applications Lab. The new facility enables the company to work with customers and prospects to conduct sample evaluations and produce applications reports outlining results attained by using its range of Nd:YAG and fiber laser...

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TRUMPF presents award to distributor

September 9, 2009

TRUMPF Inc. presented a 2009 award of sales achievement to ICON Machine Tool Inc. at its annual distributor meeting held in July at the company's North American headquarters in Farmington, Conn.ICON, of St. Louis, Mo., received the Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its consistent...

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ICALEO to be held in November

July 14, 2009

The International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO®) will be held Nov. 2-5 in Orlando. The conference brings together end users, scientists, engineers, and technicians engaged in developing laser technology to review that state of the art in laser materials processing...

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Getting close to remote laser welding

June 26, 2009 | By Robert Mueller

Remote laser welding is a fairly new kid on the block in terms of joining metal in North America. But it makes complete sense for those high-volume applications where resistance spot welding is used commonly.

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Cy Laser to distribute Italian laser systems in North America

April 14, 2009

Cy Laser LLC, Chicago, and Campana Livio S.r.l. and Finsomac S.r.l., both located in Schio, Italy, have reached an agreement for the exclusive distribution of Cy Laser high-brilliance laser cutting systems, manufactured by the Italian companies, in North America. The agreement also includes an...

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TRUMPF Inc. names West Coast sales representative

April 14, 2009

Larry Johnson has been named a district sales representative for TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn. In this role, he is responsible for sales activity on the West Coast, specifically in Southern California and Nevada.Johnson has 33 years of experience in the sheet metal industry and began his career...

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TRUMPF receives Innovation award from Daimler

March 24, 2009

Daimler AG honored TRUMPF with its Key Supplier Award in the Innovation category on March 12, 2009, in Stuttgart, Germany as part of its Key Supplier Meeting and the 2009 Daimler Supplier Awards Ceremony. In doing so, the automobile manufacturer acknowledged TRUMPF's contribution to the development...

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Laser welding basics

March 24, 2009 | By Dan Robinson

Laser welding doesn't have to be complicated. It can be performed on the most basic of machines, including an everyday cutting system. This article presents an overview of laser welding, including the basic process, the types of lasers, and how to calculate costs associated with the process.

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Laser beam analysis system designed for enhanced data baseline accuracy

March 10, 2009

Ophir-Spiricon has introduced the BeamGage™ laser beam analysis system. It is based on UltraCal™, the company's patented baseline correction algorithm that helped establish the ISO 11146-3 standard for beam measurement accuracy. The system guarantees the data baseline (zero-point...

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LIA announces 2009 Educational Achievement Award recipient

March 10, 2009

The Laser Institute of America has announced that Ken Barat, certified laser safety officer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will be awarded the 2009 R. James Rockwell Jr. Educational Achievement Award for exceptional accomplishments in laser safety education at the 2009 International...

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ICALEO invites abstract submissions

March 10, 2009

The 28th International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO®) invites authors and presenters to participate in the conference, where researchers and end users will meet to review the latest in laser materials processing, laser microprocessing, and nanomanufacturing. The...

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TRUMPF redesigning its business in Taiwan

March 10, 2009

The TRUMPF Group is redesigning its business in Taiwan. In addition to marketing machine tools and lasers, the company is strengthening its electronics division by expanding the service and maintenance efforts where, within just two years, the number of service employees has increased from two to...

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Weld tracking laser camera developed for same material thickness butt welding

February 10, 2009

The Quanta from Servo-Robot is a high-resolution laser camera for butt welding applications, including same material thickness. It is designed for welding processes such as laser, GTAW, and plasma welding.The camera is a module in the company's modular DIGI-LAS/MDL laser welding system, which...

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