By Oleg Raykis Today there exist a number of technologies for additive manufacturing of components. The two most prominent types utilizing lasers for generating parts out of metals are either powder bed based solutions or direct energy deposition, often referred to as laser metal deposition. As a company Laserline focuses mainly on the second type. […]
By Philipp von Witzendorff, Lorenz Gehrmann, Martin Bielenin, Jean-Pierre Bergmann, Stefan Kaierle and Ludger Overmeyer Pulsed laser welding is applied for welding of thin aluminum sheets when the heat affected zone has to be minimized. The pulsed laser process enables a low and precise heat input because the heat dissipates away in between the laser pulses. […]
By: A. Techel, F. Brückner, S. Nowotny, R. Wappler, S. Scharek, F. Kubisch, S. Bonß, E. Beyer Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology (IWS) Laser additive manufacturing with diode, fibre or disc lasers offers outstanding possibilities for applications in aircraft manufacturing or maintenance. High-precision laser additive manufacturing requires precise tolerances of all the components […]
By: Shinobu Tamaoki Sumitomo Electric Inc. Pulse fiber lasers (PFL) have become widely popular for micro-machining applications due to their many benefits, such as the high beam quality, compactness, high wall-plug efficiency, and reliability. MOPA (Master Oscillator Power Amplifier) architectures, which provide temporal pulse shape control, are particularly interesting.
By: Dr. Markus Kogel-Hollacher For decades Precitec has been the leading manufacturer of processing heads suitable for all laser sources including fiber lasers, disc lasers, CO2 lasers, diode lasers, Nd:YAG lasers from powers ranging from the typically used power spectrum up to 30 kW. These are directly applicable to industrial laser materials processing in order […]