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.
With our long experience in laser processing and materials science, we are the natural choice to optimize your welding processes.
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.
It's important to know if a process is in control. We implement optical sensing to verify weld quality in high production operations.
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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