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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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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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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Joining Technologies marks 20 years in business

October 23, 2012

Joining Technologies Inc., East Granby, Conn., is marking its 20th year in business in 2012. Founded in 1992 by Michael Francoeur, the company offers welding services, component manufacturing, and complete systems to customers primarily in the northeastern U.S. The company provides laser welding,...

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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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TRUMPF announces staff appointments

July 16, 2012

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has appointed Shane Simpson as regional manager of machine tool sales for the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. and Tom Bailey as product manager – TruBend Product Group in North America. Simpson has 17 years of experience in the company's machine tool group, having...

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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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TRUMPF names VP of engineering, manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF names VP of engineering, manufacturing

July 10, 2012

Fabricating machinery manufacturer TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named Stephan Bundschu to the position of vice president, engineering and manufacturing. He is responsible for overseeing the machine assembly, components, sheet metal, tooling, and purchasing departments. He also continues...

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TRUMPF names general manager of Laser Technology Center - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF names general manager of Laser Technology Center

July 9, 2012

Dr. Christof Lehner has been appointed general manager of TRUMPF's Laser Technology Center in Plymouth, Mich. He is responsible for laser division sales, service, and support in North America, reporting to Rolf Biekert, president and CEO of TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn. Lehner joined TRUMPF...

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Super Steel to host job fair

June 28, 2012

Super Steel, Milwaukee, will host a job fair on Saturday, July 14, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The company is hiring the following positions for all shifts: welders setup, welders craftsmen, laser operators, setup brake operators, and electromechanical assemblers. A signing bonus of up to $1,000 is...

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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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JK Lasers posts free webinar

May 29, 2012

A free webinar that highlights the advantages of fiber and CO2 lasers is available to view on JK Lasers' YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/jklasers. "Materials, Applications and Innovations" covers a variety of industrial applications from microcutting stents, spot welding flexure arms, and...

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