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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Industrial laser systems market remains steady in 2015 in U.S.

March 17, 2016

Global sales of laser systems for materials processing increased by 10 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year measured in local currencies, according to the annual market survey conducted by Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland. However, in U.S. dollars, the increase was wiped out...

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Laser Mechanisms acquires Visotek

February 1, 2016

Novi, Mich.-based Laser Mechanisms Inc. had announced its acquisition of Visotek, a provider of Smart Laser Tools™ in Livonia, Mich. Visotek continues to operate as an independent entity in support of their existing customer base. Laser Mechanisms designs and manufactures laser beam delivery...

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Fiber laser welding machine offers focused spot sizes to 10 microns

January 27, 2016

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has introduced the LF series fiber laser for precision microwelding. It can be focused to spot sizes down to 10 microns and offers control of pulse width and peak power to control the weld parameters. The lasers are available in either single-mode or multimode...

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Ideal Welding Systems names president/GM

January 18, 2016

Rockford, Ill.-based Ideal Welding Systems L.P., a subsidiary of Ideal-Werk, Lippstadt, Germany, has announced the appointment of Christian Kloeckner as president/general manager. Kloeckner has more than 20 years of international experience in the welding industry, which includes sales of large...

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Superior Joining Technologies relocates in Illinois

January 15, 2016

Superior Joining Technologies Inc. has announced its relocation to a new facility in Machesney Park, Ill., with added welding capabilities. The firm provides laser welding and microscopic laser welding, NDT, multiaxis laser cutting and welding, and GTAW seam...

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Compact cell laser handles mass production, small batches

January 5, 2016

Arnold Ravensburg has introduced a compact cell laser for welding small, round components. Available from German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), the machine is available with CO2 or solid-state lasers. Featuring onboard loading and CNC programming capabilities, the cell is suitable for mass...

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Differentiation in manufacturing: Cadence hits its unique stride

January 4, 2016 | By Tim Heston

Cadence, Inc. in Staunton, Va., launched with a proprietary technology. But if the company had relied solely on that technology for growth, it wouldn’t be the $100 million, 500-employee, six-location industrial and medical device contract manufacturer it is today.

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Epic Systems completes automated welding application for Titanova

December 18, 2015

Design-and-build integration company Epic Systems Inc., St. Louis, recently designed, engineered, and built a custom automated laser welding machine for Titanova Inc. to use in its laser job shop. Titanova offers heat-treating, cladding, remanufacturing, brazing, and welding services, as well...

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Rebel by ESAB: Go anywhere. Weld anything.

Rebel by ESAB: Go anywhere. Weld anything.

December 8, 2015

By: ESAB Welding & Cutting Products

The truth is out about this game-changing welding machine that combines unmatched simplicity, performance and control in a complete, ready-to-weld package. Visit

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Industrial fiber laser incorporates programmable pulse shaping, triggering

November 25, 2015

nLIGHT has introduced the nLIGHT alta prime™ industrial fiber laser. It is available at power levels from 500 W to 1 kW for metal cutting and welding applications. According to the company, the laser has the fastest modulation rate and shortest pulse rise-and-fall times available in a...

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Laser cells perform automated cutting, welding

November 9, 2015

Cloos has introduced Qirox laser cells for automated laser cutting and welding. Each compact, tailor-made system comprises a laser welding head, safety equipment, operating terminal, positioner, robot, flat screen with HD camera, and a preassembled media room. The cells are equipped with a...

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SPI Lasers to hold pulsed fiber laser webinar Nov. 19

November 6, 2015

SPI Lasers has announced it will offer a free webinar titled “Welding with ns Pulsed Lasers” on Nov. 19 at 11:00 a.m. EST. Led by Dr. Jack Gabzdyl, vice president of the pulsed business line at SPI Lasers, the webinar will cover the following topics: A review of ns MOPA fiber laser...

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Know laser weld penetration—now

November 4, 2015 | By Tim Heston

Inline coherent imaging, or ICI, can monitor laser weld depth by measuring the distance to the bottom of the keyhole, providing realtime weld penetration feedback.

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1 kW fiber laser cuts, welds highly reflective materials

November 2, 2015

nLIGHT has introduced a 1-kW rack-mounted fiber laser. It incorporates fail-safe back reflection isolation technology for full-power cutting and welding of highly reflective materials. The alta™ fiber laser is built with vertically integrated components and offers fast repetition rate, short...

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How to capture weld fume at the source efficiently

How to capture weld fume at the source efficiently

October 29, 2015

By: RoboVent

Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 4 Weld fumes pose health and safety dangers to workers and create budgetary pressures for plant operators. If your plant has a weld fume problem, you probably know it based on the telltale blue haze around the lights.

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