Laser Hybrid Welding


The combination of laser with conventional arc processes provides the advantages of both in a single welding process. We are leaders in the development of hybrid welding technologies. Laser welding can be combined with GMAW (MIG/MAG), GTAW (TIG) or PAW (Plasma) arc processes to create a process with the speed of laser but with improved fit up tolerances and joint properties. Fraunhofer has equipment for all of the above process combinations available at its Plymouth facility.


  • Increased Welding Speed
  • Improved Fit Up Tolerance
  • Reduced Heat Input
  • Reduced Part Distortion
  • Optimized Weld Metal Chemistry

Laser Applications

  • GMAW-Laser Welding of steel and aluminum car body components
  • GMAW-Laser Welding of pipe lines
  • GMAW-Laser Welding of ship panels
  • Plasma-Laser Welding of car body components


  • Automotive
  • Power generation
  • Ship building
  • General Fabrication


  • Advanced High Strength Steels
  • Construction steels
  • Cast Iron
  • Aluminum alloys
  • Copper alloys