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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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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Protection gas-free laser welding joins thin-walled metal sheets

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...

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Industrial diode lasers offer more than 20,000 hours’ lifetime

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...

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Welding nozzle protects weld zone and laser beam delivery optics

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...

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PWTV: Shielding Gas Function

PWTV: Shielding Gas Function

August 26, 2015

Samantha Noland of nexAir provides a brief overview of the physics of welding gases.

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Laser Mech: FiberWELD with Real-Time Direct Penetration Monitoring

Laser Mech: FiberWELD with Real-Time Direct Penetration Monitoring

August 19, 2015

By: 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.

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To filter or not to filter, that is the question

To filter or not to filter, that is the question

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

By: 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.

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Staying ahead of Weld Fume Regulations

Staying ahead of Weld Fume Regulations

Thursday, October 22, 2015

By: 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.

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Fiber laser system suitable for small lot size production

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...

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Clamp, enclose, laser-weld

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.

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How project management drives manufacturing success

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.

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Speedy laser mirrors withstand high laser powers for welding

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....

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