Laser Welding

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Laser welding is one of many subcategories in the laser cutting category. This branch of machining has grown in popularity because of its distinct advantages and the numerous ways it can be used to produce tools vital to industrial and manufacturing machines. The aerospace, military and defense, electronics, lab research, medical and petrochemical industries use laser welding because it is a fast process that offers minimized heat input and deep penetration abilities. Read More…

Laser Welding Lasers are the most advanced and accurate welding processes available, using a beam to connect two or more pieces of metal together by melting the edge areas, which resolidify together to form one piece. This process can be performed in open air or a tube, and creates fusion welds that doesn't use any sort of filler material to join the two pieces.

Leading Manufacturers

Maple Grove, MN  |  763-425-4755

Great Lakes Engineering is a trend setting manufacturer of surface mount stencils, precision laser cut parts, and photo chemical etched parts. We work with a wide range of materials, including Stainless Steel, Copper, Brass, Titanium, Nitinol, Nickel, Kovar and many others. We do not work with glass, plastics, or aluminum. Our specialty is working with very thin materials ranging from .001” to .030” thick. We can offer a wide range of capabilities and materials to meet your needs.

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Great Lakes Engineering, Inc. $$$

Tamaqua, PA  |  888-218-2260

Our teams at Remaly Manufacturing Company, Inc. utilize state of the art equipment to provide you with laser cutting capabilities. Our teams provide cutting services for a wide range of materials such as steel, aluminum, stainless steel, monel and much more. We are a turnkey manufacturer who keeps all of your needs in mind. Please contact one of representatives today to learn more information!

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Remaly Manufacturing Company, Inc. $$$

Gurnee, IL  |  847-855-9200

Our fiber optic metal laser cutting capabilities include Stainless steel, Aluminum, CRS and other ferrous and nonferrous metals. We can laser cut flat blanks, stencils, signs, prototypes, and custom formed fabricated parts. Laser cutting capabilities are supported by our complete Tool Room and Metal Stamping departments. Machining, Plating and Heat treating are also available for one stop shopping from start to finish. The possibilities are endless, contact us to see what we can do for you.

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American Industrial Company $$$

Sacramento, CA  |  916-419-0580

We perform cost effective, fast and accurate laser cutting services with Bystronic Lasers. Microform can laser cut products to specifications and get them out quickly, even with intricate designs or fine widths. Along with laser cutting, we offer waterjet cutting, panel bending and powder coating.

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Microform Precision, LLC $$$

Norridge, IL  |  708-452-0045

Tesko Laser is one of the top laser job shops. With our state-of-the-art equipment, we provide high-quality laser cutting services, laser marking services, laser drilling services and laser machining. We also offer CNC laser cutting and plastic laser cutting. Contact us today!

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Tesko Laser Division $$$

Talladega, AL  |  800-443-8913

Weaver and Sons is a manufacturer of precision sheet and plate metal components specializing in custom and contract fabrication and machining jobs. Our decades of experience and state of the art machinery allow us to meet and exceed all of our customers' needs and expectations. We use the Bystronic 3000 watt 5' x 10' laser (up to ½" plate) and Bystronic 4000 watt 5' x 10' laser (up to 5/8" plate).

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Weaver and Sons, Inc. $$$

York Haven, PA  |  717-932-4000

York Haven Fabricators is your one stop shop for turn-key Sheet Metal Fabrication, specializing in rapid prototyping, limited production runs and quick turnaround products. We partner with our clients throughout the entire life cycle of their project, from early design consultation and prototype development through the realization of the final component or assembly.

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York Haven Fabricators $$$
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Two types of lasers are used for laser welding: CO2 gas lasers and neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet lasers, often referred to as solid state lasers. While gas lasers are faster, they also have more issues with reflective materials like copper. The solid state laser works by way of precisely placed mirrors and an electrical current that excites electrons, all combining into an energy that translates into a laser beam. Both of these laser types can be used to do laser drilling and cutting as well.

The laser welding process starts with choosing the focal point target on the material's surface. The laser is converted into thermal energy at the surface, and the material begins to melt. Generally, the material being welded is less than point eight inches in order to obtain the best metallurgical and physical characteristics available. The laser always passes through a focusing lens because it concentrates the beam energy to an extremely small and precise focal point. The melted areas of each piece of material are joined together and fuse upon cooling. The welds made by lasers can be deep, narrow, small or thin, and distortion is rarely if ever an issue.

Various types of joints can be achieved with laser welding, including butt joints, lap joints, edge joints and tee joints. Because laser welding is able to combine two pieces without using additional filler substances or adhesives, it is a cheaper, more efficient and more earth friendly welding option. Also, because it can be CNC operated, it requires less time to complete the welding process and does not require individual attention for each piece.

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