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Laser Welding

Discussion in 'Cars, Coffee and Computers' started by doublespaces, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    Thought this was pretty neat:

  2. Derek@MoorePerformance

    [email protected] Lieutenant Vendor

    Need this in my life xD
  3. SingleTurboE92

    SingleTurboE92 Corporal

    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.
  4. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    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 :)
  5. The Convert

    The Convert Lieutenant

    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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  6. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    How thick can the metal be for welding?
  7. Hokie_335i

    Hokie_335i Specialist

    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.