Application development

  • 1997

    The first application for Laserline is cladding with wire at a high speed milling machine

  • 1998

    First plastic welding application

  • 1999

    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.

  • 2001

    The first diode laser is used for brazing - a milestone in the industrial application of diode laser technology in the automotive industry.

  • 2003

    Initial applications for rapid prototyping

    Other coatings applications for corrosion and wear protection in the field of oil extraction are performed.

    Source: Technogenia

  • 2006

    The tape laying of fiber composite materials is introduced, for example in the aerospace industry, the oil industry and the automobile industry.

  • 2009

    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.

  • 2010

    Laserline integrates the first diode laser in a facility for the furniture industry to surface seal edges of furniture.



    Source: IMA
  • 2012

    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
  • 2013

    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.



    Source: Highyag
  • 2014

    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