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 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 resonator, cutting machine, and automated material handling.The company was lauded for its ability to...

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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 complimentary, confidential resume posting; job search control; a simple job application process; and...

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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 new office, which also includes a demonstration/laboratory for GMAW and GTAW. the company expects...

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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 International Conference on Applications of Lasers and Optics (PICALO) will be held April 16-18, 2008 at...

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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 robotic, or custom mechanized solution with closed-loop weld process control.A key component of the system...

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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 company in May 2001 as a product manager. In July 2004 he was appointed technical sales manager of 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 millimeters deep in construction steel with a welding speed of one meter per minute. At a welding...

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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 to President Kim Denney and is responsible for leading a team of sales managers, business...

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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 Ncell software with its flexible manufacturing systems enables true lights-out unattended...

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TRUMPF names machine tool distributor

December 12, 2006

Fabricating Equipment Co. has been named as a machine tool distributor in southern Texas for TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn.Lynn Moore continues as TRUMPF's regional manager serving...

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Preco, PaR form sales/integration partnership

December 12, 2006

Preco Inc., Lenexa, Kan., and PaR Systems Inc., St. Paul, Minn., have partnered in the sales and integration of industrial-based laser processing technology and PaR's gantry, motion, and robotic systems technologies.The partnership focuses on applications for laser paint removal, laser cutting and...

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TRUMPF breaks ground on new facility

November 22, 2006

TRUMPF Inc. broke ground Nov. 21 on a new laser building being built on its Farmington, Conn., campus. The new research and manufacturing facility will be used to develop new lasers and expand the company's production of laser resonators.The high-tech facility, which adds 83,000 square feet to the...

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AWS publishes titanium welding standard

November 16, 2006

The American Welding Society (AWS) has announced its newly published standard on titanium welding, AWS G2.4/G2.4M:2007, Guide for the Fusion Welding of Titanium and Titanium Alloys. This American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved standard covers the best practices to allow first-time...

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Promising welding innovations

November 7, 2006 | By Elia Levi

Translating any good idea into a practical innovation through research and development can require much persistence, dedicated effort, essential investment, and a long time. This article looks at three welding and joining innovations—hybrid laser arc welding, electron beam welding in air, and NanoFoil® joining—with decades-old roots that still are struggling for widespread acceptance.

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Pulsed laser system introduced

November 7, 2006

TRUMPF Inc. has introduced the TruPulse laser system.The machine features a pulsed Nd: YAG laser and a burst function that allows the average power to be briefly exceeded, increasing pulse frequency. Quasi-continuous seam welds are possible with long pulses up to 50 ms. This enables a closed...

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