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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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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TRUMPF names new sales representative

March 19, 2013

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named Materials Integrity Testing Inc. (MIT) as a sales representative for its fabricating machinery in the Caribbean. This territory includes Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Jamaica.Shane Simpson is the...

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Freudenberg earns sustainability award with laser welding process

March 5, 2013

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies' laser welding process, which eliminates up to 73 percent of the engineered waste produced during traditional stamping operations, has won a Manufacturing Leadership 100 Sustainability Award from Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council. The...

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TRUMPF's Laser Technology Center names managers - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF's Laser Technology Center names managers

February 20, 2013

TRUMPF Inc.'s Laser Technology Center in Plymouth, Mich., has named Rick Davis as key account manager and promoted Dan Willson to technical service manager for lasers and lasers systems in North America. Davis has an extensive sales and management background in the field of laser technology,...

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Amada to acquire Miyachi

February 18, 2013

As Amada Machine Tools Co. Ltd., Kanagawa, Japan, has announced plans to acquire 100 percent ownership of Miyachi Corp., Tokyo, by making a takeover bid, which has been approved by the Miyachi board of directors. Amada plans to make Miyachi its consolidated subsidiary at the end of March and to...

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TRUMPF names North American sales manager - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF names North American sales manager

February 14, 2013

The TRUMPF Inc. Laser Technology Center in Plymouth, Mich., has appointed Pat Grace as North American sales manager, lasers and systems. He has almost 10 years of laser sales experience at the company, most recently serving as regional sales manager. In his new position, Grace manages and...

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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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