April 27, 2010
IPG Photonics Corp., Oxford, Mass., a producer of high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers, has announced the acquisition of privately held, Germany-based Cosytronic KG, a developer of joining techniques and welding tools. The acquisition allows IPG to extend its product offerings to include a welding tool that integrates with its fiber laser.
The latest commercial product from Cosytronic is the fiber-based Laser-Seam-Stepper for laser welding applications. Laser welding can be applied in car body plants and in the production of sheet metal components to achieve long seams for high torsion stiffness, high processing speed, and short production cycle times, according to the company.