What is laser welding?
Laser welding – also called laser beam welding / laser soldering- is per definition a welding process in EN ISO 4063 (“Process 52”). The process uses a laser for energy supply and applied for welding in a wide variety of industries. Generally, it requires no filler metal. However, some applications may use welding wire / filler wire or LMD powder depending on the requirements. Furthermore, different shielding gases support the process depending on the application and component.
Laser welding joins metallic as well as non-metallic materials. Possible are: Laser welding of aluminum, laser welding of stainless steel, laser welding of copper or laser welding of titanium. But BLS can also weld various special alloys or materials and reviews any special request.
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Due to the strong focus of the energy input, laser welding allows particularly deep and precise weld seams. The precision of the laser minimizes stress in the material and thus avoids distortion in the components. In addition, with a high welding speed and automation of the process, the technology offers efficient and fast processing of large quantities.
CNC-controlled 2D and 3D machines guide the laser along the component. In addition, for large-scale production series, complete automation of welding, including semi- or fully-automatic loading and unloading, is possible.
Laser welding is thus an ideal technology for precise, efficient joining of metallic materials and components. Due to its flexibility, the technology is suitable for prototypes, small, medium and large production batches. It supports a really wide set of interesting applications in a diverse set of industries.
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Laser welding advantages
Joining components with laser welding offers extensive advantages. It can weld various materials and shapes / geometries. In addition to very high cost-effectiveness, it also consistently delivers highest quality. Due to the automated guidance of the laser, the precision of the process is second to none. This even allows to process components in a visible area.
Laser welding expertise
The high power and precision of a laser allows effective welding of a wide range of materials and geometries. Very common is laser welding of metal, laser welding of aluminum or laser welding of copper. Laser welding of titanium or laser welding of nickel is also possible.
BLS laser welding offering
BLS is an expert in laser welding in Germany and offers customers a wide range of services. In addition to laser welding contract manufacturing, the offer includes in-depth consulting, from the product development process (PEP) to sample production / prototype production to serial production
Welded joints & welds
BLS Lasertechnology GmbH masters all welding joints and weld seams. In addition, BLS helps to select the right type of welding for a component, depending on the material and application.
BLS can implement all types of joints after testing, such as:
BLS can implement all types of seams, such as:
Laser welding procedures
BLS Lasertechnology GmbH can apply all common laser welding methods. In addition, BLS advises on the selection of the right method, taking into account the requirements of the weld seam and the component to be processed. Quality is always of highest priority.
Welding with temporally interrupted, single laser pulses; possible in different frequencies, energy levels & pulse durations
Continuous excitation of the active medium by processing with an uninterrupted laser beam
Particularly deep, uniform welds with the help of high laser power densities and a steam capillary
Guidance of the laser beam via movable mirrors to weld processing fields in series quickly and precisely
Heat conduction welding
Joining of thin-walled parts with low material thickness by melting the materials at the joint by laser
Alternative to manual soldering: joining materials with the aid of a soldering material