High-strength steels and laser welding are increasingly popular in car body manufacturing. But combining those two things leads to a significant risk of hot crack formation. Now there’s a solution.
The automotive industry has long enjoyed the benefits of lasers and rail vehicle manufacturers could follow suit. This was the thinking behind setting up Photon AG and its latest signature project is proof that this idea was spot on.
Joining materials that have long been considered unweldable is one of the biggest challenges in lightweight engineering. The laser offers some promising solutions.
German knife manufacturer Zwilling really wanted to use laser cutting, but there were obstacles to be overcome first.
A look inside the multi-faceted future of hybrid laser welding.
“Wherever production is high, there’s a similar need for lasers and laser systems. This increasingly applies to China, now and in the future,” says Günther Weinmann, General Manager Laser Technology at TRUMPF China.
It doesn’t get any tougher: Dirt, vibrations, heat — laser welding machines do their work reliably at the entry to the cold rolling mill. Nonstop. Coil by coil.
The next generation of scanner optics will release the focus spot from the working plane. Here’s how users will benefit from this three-dimensional dance.
The car of the future should still be fast, comfortable, safe and able to go the distance. The car of the future should have very low CO2 emissions. But how?
What is so special about the third dimension ? And how do you work through a 350,000-part series ? Erhard Hujer is the man who knows
Tiny and cost-effective laser diodes have been around for 20 years. If we are successful in achieving the beam quality necessary for key industrial applications using diode lasers, everything will change.
GM decides to contract out a central aluminum part of its SUVs and pickups. Van Rob decides to redevelop the part in steel