Laser Welding

SingleTurboE92

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Nov 2, 2016
198
Atlanta, Ga
That is pretty amazing. We now know how all the parts on Alibaba are made...lol. And there is no way i would be holding my hand that close to a laser that strong.
 

doublespaces

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Oct 18, 2016
6,954
AZ
I am sure the applications are quite limited, I wouldn't suspect it works on much more than sheet metals, but I'm not a welder and don't know anything about it. I think the traditional TIG welder is safe for now :)

Considering this likely has to be programmed like a CNC, I think its uses are small, but it definitely paves the way for the $99 intake manifold :)
 
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The Convert

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Jun 4, 2017
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I wouldn't be happy with those welds. If the bead was moved to the right a little, or the edges of the parts had slightly less of a chamfer, to reduce the weld undercut on the right side of the bead, it'd be pretty nice.

I have a few lasers at work that are designed for cutting, marking, drilling, and welding. I have yet to play with the welding application, but always want to.
 
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doublespaces

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Oct 18, 2016
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I wouldn't be happy with those welds. If the bead was moved to the right a little, or the edges of the parts had slightly less of a chamfer, to reduce the weld undercut on the right side of the bead, it'd be pretty nice.

I have a few lasers at work that are designed for cutting, marking, drilling, and welding. I have yet to play with the welding application, but always want to.
How thick can the metal be for welding?
 

Hokie_335i

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Jul 29, 2017
51
North Carolina
We use laser welders all the time at work. I work for a medical device company and my company makes implantable batteries. They are definitely cool to watch and use, especially seeing the speed and ability that they have.
 
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