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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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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Laser cutting system includes a CV5000 resonator

February 10, 2009

Prima North America Inc. offers the Optimo five-axis, 3-D laser cutting system. It includes a CV5000 laser resonator, which the company says helps the system achieve high cutting speeds, process thick materials, and produce cuts with a reduced HAZ.The direct-drive head requires no gears or complex...

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Prima North America announces laser system sale to IPG

February 10, 2009

Prima North America, Champlin, Minn., has sold a LASERDYNE® 795 XS system to IPG Photonics Corp. of Oxford, Mass.Prima says the installation represents a new partnership that will further the technology of both companies and enhance IPG's ability to perform laser materials processing...

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TRUMPF names vice president, lasers

January 27, 2009

Dr. Christian Schmitz is joining TRUMPF Inc. as the vice president, lasers, effective February 1. He will be located at the company's North American headquarters in Farmington, Conn. The announcement was made by Rolf Biekert, president and CEO.In this role, Dr. Schmitz will have responsibility for...

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LIA to hold International Laser Safety Conference

January 13, 2009

Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., will hold its International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC®) March 23-26 at John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel in Reno, Nev.Topics covered at the conference will include practical laser safety, medical laser safety, laser safety training, hazard and risk...

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nLight acquires majority interest in Optotools

November 11, 2008

A supplier of high-power semiconductor lasers and fibers, nLIGHT Corp., Vancouver, Wash., has acquired a majority interest in Optotools GmbH, Heilbronn, Germany, a supplier of high-power semiconductor lasers for industrial customers.The established Optotools product line will remain, and integrated...

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Welding with diode lasers

October 14, 2008 | By Sri Venkat

High-power diode lasers are just beginning to make an impact on welding applications. They are also physically smaller than other lasers, and their initial capital cost is not as large as it might be for traditional welding lasers because diode lasers have fewer system components.

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