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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Laser photonics meets shop floor pragmatism

February 10, 2014

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Pragmatism rules the day at Directed Light, a job shop focusing on a wide range of industrial laser applications, from UV to far-infrared.

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Creating art that inspires thought

February 3, 2014

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Las Vegas metal artist creates abstract contemporary pieces that make viewers think and let him sleep.

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FABTECH 2014

November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    Laser processing head made for harsh applications - TheFabricator.com

    Laser processing head made for harsh applications

    November 14, 2013

    Laser Mechanisms offers the new FiberWELD™ laser processing head. Designed for harsh production welding applications with a fiber-coupled laser, the head contains all wiring and plumbing internally. Its accessible, protective cover glass helps extend the life of internal optics. The...

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    Icon Machine Tool named exclusive Pacific Northwest distributor for TRUMPF

    November 4, 2013

    Icon Machine Tool Inc., Fenton, Mo., has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for TRUMPF® fabricating equipment and laser systems in the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The company already is the exclusive TRUMPF distributor in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and...

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    Laser cladding alloys protect critical industrial components - Laser Welding Tech Cell - TheFabricator.com

    Laser cladding alloys protect critical industrial components

    October 28, 2013

    Wall Colmonoy's Colmonoy®, Colferoloy®, and Wallex™ surfacing powders and wire alloys for laser cladding are designed for the protection and renovation of critical industrial components. Applications include continuous-cast rolls in the steel industry; drill stabilizers, drill...

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    Modular laser system cuts, welds small components - TheFabricator.com

    Modular laser system cuts, welds small components

    October 23, 2013

    TRUMPF® offers the TruLaser Cell 3000, a 5-axis laser machine for fine cutting and precision welding of 2-D and 3-D small and medium-sized components. It processes applications from one-off prototypes to high-volume production. With its solid-state laser options, available with up to 8 kW...

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    Kuka Systems acquires Utica Companies' plant engineering business

    October 16, 2013

    Kuka Systems Group, Sterling Heights, Mich., has acquired the plant engineering business of privately owned Utica Companies of Shelby Township, Mich., a welding equipment specialist and supplier to the automobile industry. Kuka Systems is a provider of production line automation, flexible...

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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 9-11-13

    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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