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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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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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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Weld-Ed establishes summer workshop series for welding educators

February 4, 2013

The National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed), located at Lorain County Community College in Lorain, Ohio, has announced its 2013 professional development workshop series, which includes five training modules. The hands-on, instructional workshops offer welding educators...

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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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How laser welding sets contract fabricator apart - TheFabricator.com

How laser welding sets contract fabricator apart

November 9, 2012

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Estes Design and Manufacturing, Indianapolis, finds that laser welding produces a joint that is cosmetically appealing to customers. “We’re looking for an appearance that matches almost exactly the outside of a formed corner,” said Jay Reddick, the company's laser welding development manager.

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Hybrid laser-arc welding takes on heavy transportation - TheFabricator.com

Hybrid laser-arc welding takes on heavy transportation

November 2, 2012

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Today lean thinking has led many to consider not just manufacturing costs, but also the costs that occur over the entire product life cycle. This is where hybrid laser-arc welding has really stepped up to the plate—literally. The technology can be used to weld high-strength steel parts effectively, which is great news for the transportation industry as they look to reduce the weight of components.

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