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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Gas delivery system works with 12-packs, liquid cylinders

January 10, 2006

The 622 gas delivery system from CONCOA has a single-body design suited for start-up of 12 packs or liquid cylinders. The dome-loaded seat enables to system to transition into a point-of-use regulator...

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Harris Calorific, Airgas form agreement

January 10, 2006

Harris Calorific Inc., Gainesville, Ga., and Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., have announced an agreement to jointly market gases and gas control equipment for CO2lasers used in materials processing.With the...

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BOC adds Merriam-Graves to distributor network

January 10, 2006

The BOC Group, Murray Hill, N.J., has added Merriam-Graves, Charlestown, N.H., to its network of independent distributors.Merriam-Graves is a privately held distributor of industrial, medical, and...

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Praxair, Liburdi form marketing agreement

January 10, 2006

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has announced that its packaged gases subsidiary, Praxair Distribution Inc., has signed a joint marketing agreement with Liburdi Automation Inc., Dundas, Ont., and its...

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Laser has M2rating of 1.2

December 13, 2005

PRC offers its STS 2500 HQ laser with TEM 00 beam output.The laser, which has an M2rating of 1.2 (K factor is greater than 0.8), offers excellent focusing characteristics for all precision cutting and...

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Fume extraction system protects laser optics

December 13, 2005

Adapt Laser Systems offers fume extraction systems manufactured by TEKA Filter Technology.Fume and particle extraction systems are important in many laser surface treatment applications. When lasers...

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Microlaser welding offered for variety of materials

December 13, 2005

LSA Laser offers precision microlaser welding of tubing, ribbon, and round wire for use in medical devices such as defibrillation leads, stents, catheterization subassemblies, and surgical...

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Praxair Distribution, Preco form alliance

December 13, 2005

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has announced that its subsidiary, Praxair Distribution Inc., has formed an alliance with Preco Inc. to promote and sell laser welding, cladding, and heat-treating...

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LIA announces biennial conference

November 8, 2005

The Laser Institute of America has announced the 8th biennial International Laser Safety Conference will be held March 19-22, 2007, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott in San Francisco.The four-day...

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PRC Laser hires director of sales and service

October 11, 2005

PRC Laser, Landing, N.J., has hired Dan Robinson as its director of sales and service. Robinson is responsible for all sales, marketing, and customer service-related activities in North...

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'Star Wars,' move over: Presenting ... the Job Shop Trilogy

October 11, 2005

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Evaluating the gas equipment you need to produce the shielding mixture you want for optimal laser hybrid welding is critical. Different shielding gases yield different results and should be considered carefully for your specific application.

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Keys to success in laser welding

September 13, 2005

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Although a firm grasp of laser physics, metallurgy, tooling and fixturing, weld process parameters, and part strength testing is necessary to implement laser technology in any manufacturing facility, it's also critical to think of other issues that will impact the success of your laser use. Some keys to a successful laser project include involving production personnel early in the process, choosing a laser technology advocate, considering your shop's ambient environment, using trained operators and maintenance personnel, and planning for spare parts and maintenance.

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Laser welding in Singapore

July 12, 2005

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Prototyping parts for projects with shorter lead times and meeting the automotive industry's mass production needs were two large goals for Amtek more than a year ago. Amtek turned to laser welding to meet its goals.

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TRUMPF achieves laser delivery milestone

September 14, 2004

Nineteen years after producing its first CO2laser (the TLF 1000), TRUMPF has delivered its 10,000th laser of the series. A TLF 5000 laser with an output of 5 kW was part of a cutting system delivered...

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Producing side-impact profiles

January 13, 2004

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The ramming machine bores into the side of the new automobile at a speed of 50 kilometers (31 miles) per hour. Within a fraction of a second, sensors situated all over the test dummy signal details of the stress load. Shortly afterward the overall results of the Euro-NCAP crash test will appear in all the specialized automobile magazines.

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