Laser Welding Products

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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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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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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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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Kilowatt-class fiber lasers offer improved wall plug efficiency

February 13, 2013

IPG Photonics Corp. has introduced a line of kilowatt-class, low-mode ytterbium fiber lasers. The 1,060-nm YLS-xxx-Y13 series offers up to 33 percent wall plug efficiency, up to two times average improvement in beam quality, and more than three years' estimated mean time of uninterrupted laser...

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Robot designed for laser, laser hybrid welding

February 13, 2013

Reis Robotics has introduced the RV60-26-FT robot for laser welding and laser hybrid welding. Integrated laser beam guidance and MWO54 laser optics allow users to transfer fiber, disk, and diode lasers up to 16-kW laser capacity. The focal point diameter can be set via the robot control, allowing...

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Laser deposition welding system produces pore-free pieces - TheFabricator.com

Laser deposition welding system produces pore-free pieces

February 12, 2013

TRUMPF Inc. offers DepositionLine for laser deposition welding. The laser generates a molten bath on the prepared surface before powdered material is guided through the nozzle to the surface. Once this new layer of material has cooled, the next layer is added. The finished piece is free of...

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Programmable focusing optics feature increased laser work area - TheFabricator.com

Programmable focusing optics feature increased laser work area

January 15, 2013

TRUMPF Inc. has introduced the latest generation of its programmable focusing optics, the PFO 3D, for scanner welding, cutting, and drilling. The maximum work area of the laser has been increased to 20.8 by 30.7 in. in elliptical form with a Z stroke of up to ±18.7 in. The maximum laser...

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Laser robot's integrated beam guidance increases laser capacity

October 30, 2012

Reis Robotics has introduced the new, six-axis laser robot type RV60-26-FT (fiber transfer). It delivers a capacity up to 20 kW, long reach, high handling weights for different welding optics, and powerful beam guidance and optic systems, the company states. In the redesigned hand axis, the laser...

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Laser processing cell can weld, cut, mark almost any part - TheFabricator.com

Laser processing cell can weld, cut, mark almost any part

October 17, 2012

Wayne Trail has introduced the Flex Lase Pro. The high-speed, three-axis, scanner-based laser processing cell is equipped with an IPG 2-kW, single-mode fiber laser and a Cambridge Technologies 3-D, high-speed scanner head. Typical spot size at midrange field of view is about 20 microns. With a...

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Free app simplifies working with technical gases

July 16, 2012

Witt offers iGASES, a new app for iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ devices that answers questions about technical gases. The new app serves as a reference work for all current technical gases, including important physical-chemical characteristics such as density, steam pressure, ignition range,...

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Large-format laser system features small footprint - TheFabricator.com

Large-format laser system features small footprint

June 28, 2012

Prima Power Laserdyne offers the model 430 precision laser system. It combines high precision and large-format workholding capabilities for industrial laser welding and cutting. The company will show the system at IMTS 2012 with a rack-mounted fiber laser with more than 1,400 W of peak power...

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Aftermarket cavity, beam delivery mirrors available - TheFabricator.com

Aftermarket cavity, beam delivery mirrors available

January 17, 2011

A new series of aftermarket, OEM-quality cavity and beam delivery mirrors for TRUMPF® lasers is offered by Laser Research Optics. The optics feature plane-parallel configurations and include zero-phase, phase-lock, and rear mirrors; output couplers; and phase retarders in 1.5- to 2.7-in....

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Diode laser delivery systems designed for relatively larger numerical apertures, fiber diameters

September 7, 2010

Laser Mechanisms has introduced a line of diode laser beam delivery systems with output wavelengths from about 800 to 980 nm. The units are designed for the relatively larger numerical apertures and fiber diameters of direct-diode systems. Units with SMA-905, QBH, LLK-B (Q5), and other fiber...

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