Laser welding can solve many engineering problems, especially with regard to components that are sensitive to the effect of excessive heat input, susceptible to distortion, or that require extremely precise welding. Laser welding is an excellent substitute that frequently outperforms arc welding processes and is capable of welding tasks beyond the capability of traditional welding methods.
Laser Welding Advantages
Precise control of the laser beam offers users several benefits over TIG, MIG and spot-welding:
- Weld strength: The laser weld is narrow with an excellent depth-to-width ratio and higher strength.
- Heat affected zone: The heat affected zone is limited, and due to rapid cooling, the surrounding material is not annealed.
- Metals: Lasers successfully weld carbon steel, high strength steel, stainless steel, titanium, aluminum, and precious metals as well as dissimilar materials.
- Precision work: The small, tightly controlled laser beam permits accurate micro-welding of miniature components.
- Deformation: Parts have minimul deformity or shrink.
- No contact: No physical contact between the material and laser head.
- One sided welding: Laser welding can replace spot welding requiring access from one side only.
- Scrap: Laser welding is controllable and generates low volumes of scrap.
There are many aspects to be considered with the robotic laser welding, from part geometry to part’s suitability to the process. If you are wondering whether the robust quality and efficiency increase provided by the robotic laser source is suitable for your company, you can contact Eurobotik to search for specific application questions.