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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LIA's Laser U releases new applications, safety course modules for continuing education

October 9, 2013

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., has added a dozen modules to Laser U, its online laser education portal. Seven of the new courses come from the institute's Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM®) Workshop, while five more are from the biennial International Laser Safety Conference...

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Miyachi Unitek changes name to Miyachi America

October 7, 2013

Miyachi Unitek Corp., Monrovia, Calif., a manufacturer of welding equipment and laser processing systems, has changed its name to Miyachi America Corp. The name change aligns Miyachi Unitek with other Miyachi Corp. companies worldwide. The company will continue to use the Miyachi Unitek brand name....

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Commercial power sensor measures very high-power fiber lasers - TheFabricator.com

Commercial power sensor measures very high-power fiber lasers

October 4, 2013

Ophir Photonics, a Newport Corp. brand, has introduced the 100K-W laser power meter. According to the company, it is the first commercial sensor for measuring very high-power 100-kW lasers. Designed for fiber lasers used in industrial material processing, such as thermal ablation, heavy-section...

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YAG, fiber laser monitoring system requires no contact with beam - TheFabricator.com

YAG, fiber laser monitoring system requires no contact with beam

September 30, 2013

Ophir Photonics has introduced BeamWatch™, a noncontact focus-spot size and position monitor for high-power YAG and fiber lasers. Without contacting the laser beam, the system takes measurements every 60 ms, providing instant readings of focus-spot size and beam position, as well as...

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Robotic Laser Welding and Cutting

Date: September 11, 2013

Sponsored by ABB Inc.

Length: 60:00

Recent technological advancements in laser welding and cutting have brought a range of emerging manufacturing possibilities where the use of robots is becoming more popular and cost effective when compared to dedicated 5-axis laser machines and other metal fabrication processes.

Laser Institute of America releases new laser safety standard

September 11, 2013

The Laser Institute of America, Orlando, Fla., has unveiled the ANSI Z136.9 Safe Use of Lasers in Manufacturing Environments standard. The latest in the line of laser safety guidelines stemming from the parent ANSI Z136.1, the standard provides guidance for the safe use of lasers and laser systems...

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Hi-Tek Mfg. adds fiber laser system - TheFabricator.com

Hi-Tek Mfg. adds fiber laser system

September 3, 2013

Hi-Tek Mfg., Mason, Ohio, has acquired a Laserdyne 795XL laser system from Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, Minn. Hi-Tek manufactures complex engineered components and assemblies for aircraft engines, airframes, and land-based industrial gas turbines. The new laser, which features a large work...

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Filter helps keep welding water cooler coolant clean

August 8, 2013

BRW Technologies has released the Torch Saver water cooler filter, designed to filter the coolant in welding water coolers. They are suitable for such applications as GMAW; GTAW; and automatic, robotic, and laser welding. The filters, available in screen and 25-micron styles, help reduce the...

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Joining aluminum with laser - TheFabricator.com

Joining aluminum with laser

July 12, 2013

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As the automotive industry looks to take steps to increase fuel economy to a fleet average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, fabricators and suppliers will be looking to aluminum to help lighten the load. Properly addressing the troublesome attributes that aluminum and its alloys will help you to avoid potential issues during the laser welding process.

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Lincoln Electric to host July 16 seminar on laser welding

June 18, 2013

Lincoln Electric's Automation Division will hold a Laser Welding and Cutting seminar on July 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at its Cleveland facility. Presenters will explain how lasers can help improve productivity, eliminate secondary processes, and add flexibility. A laser hot-wire cladding...

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LIA introduces laser education portal

June 10, 2013

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), a professional society for laser applications and safety, has launched Laser U, a site for online laser training. At www.lia.org/education/laseru, laser professionals of all levels of experience can access presentations from LIA's conferences and workshops....

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Laser welding system handles high-speed tube applications

June 5, 2013

The Profile Welding System (PWS) from Rofin is a turnkey laser welding system for high-speed tube and roll form applications. With its modular design, it can be integrated into lines performing continuous, high-speed seam welding. The system includes a process sensor, precision linear actuators,...

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Lasers designed for thin-gauge metal welding - TheFabricator.com

Lasers designed for thin-gauge metal welding

May 14, 2013

TRUMPF Inc. has introduced the 150-W TruDiode 151 and 300-W TruDiode 301 lasers. Smaller than previous Trudiode lasers, they are suitable for thin-gauge metal welding. Wavelength is between 920 and 970 nm with CW or modulated CW up to 3 kHz. Both lasers feature a 150-μm core diameter LLK,...

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TRUMPF's Laser Technology Center names West Coast regional sales manager - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF's Laser Technology Center names West Coast regional sales manager

April 9, 2013

TRUMPF Inc.'s Laser Technology Center, Plymouth, Mich., has added Gene Bonacum to its sales team as West Coast regional sales manager, promoting sales of the company's lasers and laser systems in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Bonacum has more than 20 years of...

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2012 industrial laser systems market trends sideways

March 28, 2013

The global market for laser systems for materials processing accounted for $10.2 billion in 2012, up by a marginal 1 percent versus the previous year, according to Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland. Market growth varied strongly by geographic region. The North American market grew...

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