Laser Welding & Laser Spot Welding
VeriForm is happy to announce the implementation of a leading-edge laser welding system on-site at our Cambridge plant late in December 2022. The American-made laser system allows VeriForm to offer customers a better weld method for stainless steel, aluminum and other unique metals like titanium, copper and brass.
Why Use Laser Welding?
The results with laser welding are revolutionary in that there is nearly zero distortion, overheating or spatter, resulting in clean parts ready for use. In addition, it has deep penetration capabilities that make it suitable for materials up to 3/8 inch thick – outperforming standard TIG or MIG methods in both quality and speed of production.
What is Laser Welding?
Laser welding is an exact and efficient technique that leverages a concentrated laser beam to heat parts to join them. Its cutting-edge technology can bond materials of varying types, such as metals, plastics, and ceramics – all without needing filler metal. As one of the fastest processes for connecting components with tight tolerances and excellent repeatability, many industries rely on its exceptional capabilities. As a result, exciting possibilities arise with laser welding techniques. This cutting-edge process brings repeatable accuracy and precision, enabling intricate details to be joined together quickly across various industries such as automotive, medical, aerospace and power generation.
What is the Laser Welding Process?
Laser welding provides a clean, precise joint and is very beneficial for joining dissimilar materials such as metals, plastics, and ceramics. The laser beam is used to heat the materials to the point of fusion, which creates a strong joint between them. The process is also much faster compared to traditional welding methods. The laser beam can also be focused to a pinpoint size to join materials in traditionally inaccessible areas. The laser welding process is also more efficient than conventional welding. It produces and requires less energy to complete the job. Finally, it is very safe to use as no heat or sparks are generated during the process. Overall, laser welding is a highly efficient, precise, and versatile process that can be used to create complex designs and join dissimilar materials safely and efficiently.
Laser Welding vs TIG Welding
Laser and TIG welding are powerful methods to join metal parts together. However, there is a distinct difference between them, with laser welding achieving faster results, more precision control over the weld line path and superior quality perimeters compared to traditional TIG welding operations. Although more costly in terms of specialized equipment needed for operation, it can benefit projects that use thinner materials as heat build-up could result in distortion if other techniques were applied. On the other hand, although requiring more significant knowledge from operators, TIG provides an economical option for larger components or those needing thicker sections joined up.
Laser Welding vs MIG Welding
Laser welding offers unparalleled precision and speed for industrial and commercial welding operations. This makes it an ideal choice for jobs that need to be done quickly without sacrificing accuracy.
Laser Welding Experts
Whether you need welding for aerospace, automotive, medical or any other industry, VeriForm has the expertise and experience to meet your needs. Don’t settle for mediocre welding services that can compromise the quality of your products. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your welding needs.
Laser welding at VeriForm replaces TIG welding and eliminates 90% of distortion, equating to far better results!