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.
October 21, 2015
T.H.E. Machines has developed the SLT series of machines for protection gas-free laser welding of thin-walled metal sheets for stamping. The standard series covers working widths from 3.15 to 29.53 in. (higher on request). The welding is conducted in fully automated process steps. Depending on...
September 28, 2015
Coherent Inc. has introduced new, higher-power, higher-brightness diode laser components for industrial applications. At 780 to 830 nm, the company’s proprietary AAA™ technology has been extended to include 60- and 80-W low-fill-factor bars, as well as a new 70-W, 800-µm core fiber array...
September 1, 2015
The new Laserdyne SmartShield™ welding nozzle protects against excessive oxidation in the weld area on such materials as aluminum alloys, copper alloys, titanium alloys, nickel-based superalloys, and stainless steels. The nozzle is suitable for use on the 3- to 7-axis 795, 430BD, and 430 Vera...
August 26, 2015
Samantha Noland of nexAir provides a brief overview of the physics of welding gases.
August 19, 2015By: Laser Mechanisms Inc.
Laser Mechanisms’ FiberWELD® processing head, through the use of patented inline coherent imaging (ICI) technology, now features real-time direct penetration monitoring for precise depth measurement of industrial laser processes.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015By: RoboVent
Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 3 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.
Thursday, October 22, 2015By: RoboVent
Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 2 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.
July 17, 2015
Prima Power has announced the introduction of its new Laserdyne 430 Versa 3-D fiber laser system with third-generation BeamDirector®. The system is designed for the typical laser processing needs of toolrooms, model shops, and manufacturing R&D centers. Equipped with an air-cooled, 3,000-W...
June 23, 2015 | By Tim Heston
Laser welding works extremely well, as long as you have the right enclosure, keep a clean environment, and make sure you have proper clamping to maintain a consistent gap between your base metals. One laser welding technology tackles all three of these challenges.
June 23, 2015 | By Tim Heston
Manufacturing is no longer about making millions of this or that for years on end. It instead entails a team of experts who get together to tackle a project—or, in reality, many projects at once. This exemplifies modern metal manufacturing, and at Duggan Manufacturing, it happens every day.
June 9, 2015
Fraunhofer has developed fast, durable microelectromechanical system (MEMS) mirrors that can perform laser cutting and welding tasks. They deflect the laser beam and guide it precisely over the workpiece while withstanding high laser powers, enabling them to process aluminum and sheet steel....
June 2, 2015
The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has acquired all intellectual property related to laser welding and marking systems produced by Process Equipment Co. (PECo), located in Tipp City, Ohio. Lincoln’s Wayne Trail subsidiary, which produces laser welding, cutting, ablation, cladding, and...
June 1, 2015 | By Eric Lundin
When A.O. Smith, the company known for developing the glass-lined residential water heater, had a bottleneck at its resistance welding station and sought an alternate welding method. It had been making a lap welding on galvanized steel by resistance welding, but this trapped vaporized zinc; escaping vapors weakened the weld. A new method, a butt weld performed by laser welding, doesn’t trap the vapors, leaving a visually appealing weld that is essentially free of defects.
May 5, 2015 | By Eric Lundin
Before Thom Shelow founded Superior Joining Technologies Inc., he did quite a variety of welding, but his welding experience wasn’t the only asset he used to make the business a success. He keeps an open mind and is always ready to analyze new ideas, new concepts, and new technologies. “That’s the way we’ve always done it” doesn’t prevail at SJTI.
April 1, 2015
Prima Power Laserdyne’s newly developed SmartRamp™ provides consistent endpoint control during laser welding to help eliminate areas where potential weld failure can occur. This feature of the S94P control, which controls operation of the 795 and 430BD multiaxis fiber laser systems, produces...