Laser Hybrid Welding

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Overview#

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.

Advantages

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

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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

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Industries#

  • Automotive
  • Power generation
  • Ship building
  • General Fabrication

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Materials#

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