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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TRUMPF, Jenoptik form joint venture

September 11, 2007

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., a manufacturer of fabricating machines and laser systems, has announced that the TRUMPF Group, Ditzingen, Germany, and Jenoptik AG, Jena, Germany, intend to bundle their new laser component activities, with each have a 50 percent share of JT Optical Engine GmbH + Co....

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Modular laser workcell designed for component repair, surface restoration

August 7, 2007

Alabama Laser's TetraPORT modular workcell offers configuration capability for specific laser applications, such as metal deposition, welding, cutting, hardening, and engraving.The metal deposition system of the safe-enclosure workcell uses a laser to melt metal powder or wire onto a substrate....

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Haas Laser Technologies launches Web site

August 7, 2007

Haas Laser Technologies Inc., Flanders, N.J., has launched a new Web site at www.haaslti.com.The site includes information, specifications, and photos for the company's line of laser beam delivery...

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Harris Products Group creates scholarship in honor of retiree

August 7, 2007

The Harris Products Group, Gainesville, Ga., has established a scholarship in honor of Larry Schweikert, who recently retired after 32 years with the company. The Larry and Patti Schweikert Scholarship will award $1,000 annually to a full-time business student at Gainesville State College.The...

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Lifestyle trends expand use of lasers, ALAW presenters say

July 10, 2007 | By Kate Bachman

ALAW 2007 was held April 17 to 19, in Plymouth, Mich. The second two days of the conference focused on laser technology in automotive research and applications and were geared mostly to manufacturing, production, product design, and R&D engineers.Societal demands driving greater dependence on laser technology are energy and environmental concerns, as well as customization.

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Laser mirrors, reflectors available for high-, low-power lasers

July 10, 2007

Laser Research Optics offers CO2 mirrors and reflectors for high-power and low-power lasers used in etching, engraving, cutting, drilling, and welding applications.The mirrors are available for lasers from 25 W to several kilowatts and are optimized for 10.6 µm at 45 degrees AOI. They are...

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TRUMPF opens new offices in Seoul

July 10, 2007

TRUMPF officially opened its company headquarters in the TRUTEC building in Seoul, South Korea, June 12, 2007. The new offices are located in "Digital Media City," a business hub in Seoul.Four of the building's twelve stories are used by TRUMPF Korea. They house the sales and service departments,...

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PRC opens office in China

June 18, 2007

PRC Laser, Landing, N.J., has opened a new technical and business office the AMT Shanghai Technical Center located in China's Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone. The office is a sales, service, and logistics support center."Our Chinese customers need faster access to technical support services...

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TRUMPF names new distributors

June 12, 2007

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named its machine tool distributors for Louisiana and Michigan.The Hampton Co., Plano, Texas, represents the company's line of fabricating machines in Louisiana, and BGI, Grand Blanc, Mich., serves as distributor for Michigan in the counties of Bay, Saginaw,...

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Fiber lasers weave out of the lab and into metal fab

May 8, 2007 | By Dr. Per Stenius

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 machines, offer flexibility for different applications, including welding, cutting, and processing...

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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 organization dedicated to enhancing science education.The company is donating $100,000 to help build...

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

May 8, 2007 | By Johnny Larsson

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 radiation generated by the laser plume.A single-layer barrier, LP200 has been scientifically formulated...

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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 manufacturing techniques to produce frames for its machinery.The company has invested more than $10 million...

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