We sometimes forget how mature laser welding is. It’s been around since the ‘80s, and the applications, properties and advantages have accumulated into an extensive technology.
‘Big’ means ships. This is an aspect of automation that isn’t obvious, unless you weld really big stuff. If you do, here’s a rundown. If you don’t, here’s automation for welding ships.
Using powder formulations to develop specific characteristics.
In-bore welding uses high-powered optics and snake-arm robotics.
Producing a quality laser weld should be aÂ multi-pronged effort that begins at setup,Â continues with the welding process itself, andÂ ends with post-processing work.
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Laser texturing technique delivers a self-cleaning, antibacterial surface on sheet metal