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Butt Welding of Aluminium

redPOWER QUBE 2kW

Butt welds are an extremely useful process that with the help of Laser welding can replace lap welds in many situations. This can reduce material cost, thickness and weight. As Laser welding is non-contact and only requires one sided access then many previously inaccessible areas can be processed.

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redPOWER QUBE 2kW  500W 7.5 CW (100% Duty Cycle) 0.75 m/min (12.5 mm/sec) Argon

What are the advantages of fiber lasers?

Fiber Laser welding has several advantages over conventional techniques including minimal shrinkage & distortion, small Heat Affected Zone (HAZ) and a narrow weld bead.

Benefits of butt welds

Butt welds are an extremely useful process that with the help of Laser welding can replace lap welds in many situations. This can reduce material cost, thickness and weight. As Laser welding is non-contact and only requires one sided access then many previously inaccessible areas can be processed.

This example shows the cross section of two equally thick sections of aluminium being butt welded together. Component fit improves performance but small gaps of up to 8% of the thickness of the thinnest part can be tolerated.

The application of lap welds can be seen in many industrial sectors including automotive and white goods.

The 4 mode variants available from the redPOWER product range give a portfolio of weld profiles ensuring that our product range can reproduce or improve upon the weld results produced by traditional technologies or even other Laser welders. Also use these lasers for a variety of other applications such as ablation, additive manufacturing, cleaning, cutting, drilling, engraving, marking and welding.

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