Laser welding is a joining technique where a laser beam is used as the energy source for the fusion of the materials to be bonded.
It is a technique where the heat is provided in a very localized way, minimizing the heat affected area and part distortion.
Laser welding allows welding with high processing speed, being a technique widely used for metal sheet welding of different thicknesses.
- Automated process.
- High accuracy.
- High welding speed.
- Reduced distortion
The laser is used to weld a transparent to opaque plastic (to laser radiation wavelength).
One-step welding. Welding adaptability to different 3D contours, using a robot system.
FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMER WELDING
Laser welding can also be applied to the bonding of glass or carbon fiber-reinforced polymers (GFRP or CFRP) with thermoplastic polymers.
HYBRID METAL-POLYMER JOINING
Tecnoclad works in the development of the process for hybrid metal-plastic bonding, being this field one of the most promising application fields within laser processing.