The first application for Laserline is cladding with wire at a high speed milling machine
First plastic welding application
At the LASER World of Photonics in Munich Laserline reveals the world’s first fiber-coupled diode laser for cutting. This application was thought to be impossible until.
The first multi-diode laser system 100 of the simultaneous welding of plastics is sold.
The first diode laser is used for brazing - a milestone in the industrial application of diode laser technology in the automotive industry.
Initial applications for rapid prototyping
Other coatings applications for corrosion and wear protection in the field of oil extraction are performed.
The tape laying of fiber composite materials is introduced, for example in the aerospace industry, the oil industry and the automobile industry.
AUDI qualifies Laserline for aluminum welding as a beam source supplier. The first diode laser for aluminum welding is used successfully for the tailgate of the Q5.
Laserline integrates the first diode laser in a facility for the furniture industry to surface seal edges of furniture.
Diode lasers successfully replace CO2 lasers in several plants for tailored welded blanks. Decisive for the choice of the customers was the high efficiency of the diode laser beam in comparison to other beam sources.
Source: Arcelor Mittal
For the first time, diode lasers are used for remote welding. With the product launch of diode lasers with beam converter LDF 4000-8, further applications like welding in high working distances or cutting are feasible.
Diode lasers are used in additive manufacturing of construction parts. Cladding in additive manufacturing allows shapes and formations in one production step with nearly no wastage, rework and tool wear.
Source: DMG Mori Seiki