There are a number of choices for laser for micro welding. Here are the factors to consider why and when one laser might be chosen over another, and how to select the best option for your specific application.
Many sheet metal fabrication shops still hesitate to invest in laser welding. They are missing out on the numerous competitive advantages and opportunities that it offers over conventional welding processes. Here are some insights that they need to know.
This shop welded the seam and cut 100 million holes in 12,100 torches – in six months. That's not all. Check out the automotive parts they're making.
A comparison of the two processes by application and cost.
The competitive advantages of laser welding are generating all sorts of excitement as new advancements have minimized the initial investment required and offer a more affordable entry for job shops.
Their new 85,000 sq ft manufacturing facility is equipped with 11 application-specific labs that support each of their product lines, processing nearly 100 samples per month.
Their quality management system is certified for manufacturing products in a manner that is consistent, repeatable, and well-suited to aerospace, medical and other customer requirements.
This status opens up new automation opportunities for them in appliance, automotive, and aerospace applications.
The TruLaser Robot 5020 from TRUMPF provides for easy, cost effective entry into laser welding of simple sheet metal parts to bent profiles and three-dimensional geometry that is commonly produced on machining centers.
The versatile, high power, high speed laser LMWS Pulsed Fiber Laser Welding System from Amada Miyachi America can weld copper to aluminum, aluminum to stainless and steel, and copper to stainless steel.
These new Arnold CNC laser workcells from GMTA are ideal for welding smaller round components and other geometries, including axial and radial seams.