Laser Welding

Laser welding offers lower overall heat input resulting in minimal distortion, minimal degradation of material properties, and reduced thermal damage to nearby sensitive components.

Growing Demand for Laser Welding

Lasers offer a wide range of welding capabilities such as spot, conduction, penetration and hybrid welding. Laserwelding is performed in virtually every industry because it offers numerous benefits:

  • Ability to weld smaller, thinner components
  • Deep, narrow weldsin thick materials
  • Increased travel speeds
  • Non-contact welding
Example: Autogenous laser weld in ½” carbon steel
laser welding
  • Laser power: 9.0 kW
  • Travel speed: 80 ipm

Benefits of Hybrid Laser Welding

Hybrid combines laser welding and a secondary open arc process like GMAW, SAW or GTAW. In the case of GMAWHybrid laser welding, the power source and feeder supply the filler metal. This allows:

  • Gap bridging/joint filling
  • Addition of alloy
  • Flexibility
Hybrid laser arc weld in ½” carbon steel
hybrid laser welding
  • Laser power: 9.5 kW
  • Travel speed: 60 ipm