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 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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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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