Laser Welding
Lasers can join materials that are not weldable by conventional methods, reach areas that do not allow access to standard welding tools and process parts that are sensitive to heat or magnetic fields.
It is just as important, however, to know what lasers can't or shouldn't do. Laser Kinetics, with its wealth of metallurgical experience, has often been chosen by manufacturing organizations to select materials, lasers, fixtures and joint configurations for critical welded assemblies.

Lasers are able to weld with high accuracy, low heat input and extremely high speed. The Welding chapter of Laser Materials Processing goes into considerable detail about this process, and is recommended reading for anyone seeking to specify laser welding.

Process Development
With our long experience in laser processing and materials science, we are the natural choice to optimize your welding processes.

System Conversion
Many laser cutting systems are suitable for welding. We can provide the parts and training to allow users to expand the utility of their equipment. Laser cutting shops can now become laser processing shops with greater capability and market opportunities.

Part Design for Laser Welding
The best results in laser welding are obtained when the assembly is designed for the process. We are able to suggest changes or provide guidelines to design engineers to get the best results.

Process Monitoring
It's important to know if a process is in control. We implement optical sensing to verify weld quality in high production operations.

System Design
In general, laser welding systems are high production devices that are optimized for a specific process. We specify reflective optics, perform beam propagation studies, incorporate plasma control devices and develop weld monitors to make welding systems consistent manufacturing tools.

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