Remote Laser Welding

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Overview#

Rapid point to point movement at the speed of light enables lightning quick welding cylce times. Remote welding involves the use of moving optics in order to rapidly scan the laser beam across the workpiece. Fraunhofer CLA has state of the art laser sources for remote welding applications including a 6kW disk laser with 100 micron fiber delivery enabling larger work envelopes whilst maintaining fine focus of the laser beam for fast and precise welding. Applications include aluminum and steel automotive sheet metal assemblies, heat exchangers and battery components.

Advantages of Remote Welding using high beam quality solid state lasers

  • Increased Work Envelope
  • Increased Stand Off Distance
  • Smaller Achievable Spot Size
  • Higher Welding Speed
  • Reduced Cycle Times

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Laser Applications#

  • Remote Welding of heat exchanger components
  • Remote Welding of car trunk components
  • Remote Welding of Li-Ion batteries

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Industries#

  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Aerospace

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Materials#

  • Stainless Steel
  • Advanced High Strength Steels
  • Mild Steel
  • Hardenable Steel
  • Aluminum alloys
  • Copper alloys