Laser welding utilizes a laser beam as a concentrated heat source to join multiple pieces together. Delivering a focused heat source, laser welding creates a strong seam at a high speed.
The processes and applications of laser welding are most prominent in the automotive industry, where lasers boost productivity at a low cost when welding automotive parts – such as roof , door or filter assemblies – together.
However, laser welding is also often used in the jewelry and medical industries to put together metals on a smaller level. Any material with a high heat conductivity can be laser welded, whether it’s for an automobile or a small medical/jewelry item. Laser welding is also frequently used in high capacity manufacturing in the medical and automotive industries.
Materials best suited for laser welding:
Any thermoplastic is a candidate for laser welding to itself.
Tooling for Laser Welding of Plastics