Are you looking for a way to make the welding process easier and more efficient? If so, you should consider investing in a laser welding machine. Laser welding is a highly advanced form of welding that uses a laser beam to melt the material to be welded. With laser welding, you can achieve precise welding results with minimal material distortion. The development of fiber laser technology has meant that traditional welding methods such as MMA, MIG/MAG, and TIG are no longer playing a leading role in metalworking, in favor of laser welders. Which are more flexible and much more efficient. Currently, we can distinguish three basic types of lasers: CO2, YAG and fiber (optical fiber) lasers. In professional, industrial applications, the latter are gaining the upper hand, offering much higher operating speed and reliability than the other two give away.
In this blog we will discuss, among other things, four main reasons why investing in a laser welder is a wise move.
The first – precision and accuracy.
There are many benefits to using a laser welder. One of the primary advantages of using a laser welder is the precision and accuracy it provides. A laser welder produces a highly concentrated beam of light, making it ideal for welding delicate parts. The laser welder also produces minimal distortion, which is beneficial for welds that require high accuracy. In addition, the technology does not require a highly skilled operator; training on how to use the device is short. With handheld fiber welders, after a short apprenticeship, even a person who has never had anything to do with this field before can weld. While maintaining the quality and high aesthetics of the weld.
The second – saving time and money.
The laser welder also provides significant time savings compared to traditional welding methods. The laser welder is much faster than the TIG, MIG/MAG, or MMA method, making it ideal for production environments. It is estimated that the same material under the same conditions (especially thin stainless steel) with a hand-held laser welder can be welded up to 4 times faster than the previously classic TIG method with a non-fusible tungsten electrode.
The laser welder also requires less energy to operate, which of course can further help reduce operating costs.
Third – application and versatility.
The laser welder also produces clean welds, which is advantageous for applications requiring a high degree of cleanliness. The laser welder produces minimal smoke and spatter, making it ideal for welding in confined spaces. The fiber technology also produces minimal heat-affected zones, which is very beneficial for applications requiring minimal thermal distortion. The versatility of these devices lies in several factors. First, we can very easily weld in virtually any position or plane. The most common welding ranges are butt welding, spot welding, overlap welding or surfacing with a suitable filler metal. Secondly, with this modern method we can weld a very wide range of different materials such as, stainless steel, black steel, aluminum, titanium, brass or copper. This method can also be used to join different materials together.
Fiber-optic hand-held laser welders are used for deep-fusion welding, which provides very high strength for narrow welds. At the same time, they are also used for fast joining of thin-walled parts requiring aesthetic welds without additional finishing.
Fourth – ease of use.
No long, expensive specialized training is needed to weld with hand-held laser welders. To get a very good quality weld, a short training on how to use the machine is enough. An operator who has never welded before will quickly and efficiently perform professional welding with a laser welder. Due to the compact design of the device itself, the robust and ergonomic gun, or the easy and intuitive to use interface in Polish, we can very quickly start working with the device, without worrying about breaking it.
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Summary of benefits
There are many benefits to investing in a laser welding machine. One of the most notable benefits is the precision and accuracy it provides. A laser welder produces a highly concentrated beam of light, making it ideal for welding delicate parts. The laser welder also produces minimal distortion, which is beneficial for welds that require high accuracy.
The laser welder also provides significant time savings compared to traditional welding methods. The laser welder is much faster than traditional welding methods, making it ideal for manufacturing environments. The handheld laser welder also requires less energy to operate, which can help reduce operating costs.
Clean welds are also achieved with this state-of-the-art device, which is beneficial for applications that require a high degree of cleanliness. The laser welder produces minimal smoke and spatter, making it ideal for welding in confined spaces. The technology also produces minimal heat-affected zones, which is beneficial for applications requiring minimal thermal distortion.
More and more industries are beginning to appreciate the benefits of fiber-optic-based handheld laser welders. Sectors in which this equipment is used include shipbuilding, automotive, medical, aerospace, electronics, photovoltaic or defense. In which the welders are used in the manufacture of, for example: sensors, radars, insulin pump housings, pacemaker housings, electronic equipment, pharmaceutical tanks, yacht rails, and food buffets.
In summary, the most apparent benefits of using laser welders are:
- High precision,
- High weld strength,
- Repeatability of welds,
- Ability to make complex connections,
- Minimal impact on workpiece distortion,
- Ease of operation,
- Low operating cost,
- Versatility in application