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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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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Supporting the defense

September 25, 2003

United Defense's motto is Changing the future of defense™. One of its latest missions toward this goal was to introduce a direct diode laser into its Aberdeen, S.D., manufacturing facility.The company designs, develops, and produces combat vehicles, artillery, naval guns, missile launchers,...

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