Laser welding is the most technologically advanced form of small component welding. JATCO’s laser welding equipment allows us to weld together small components such as robotic and medical assemblies. Laser welding is also used to add material to repair tooling components such as cavities, cores, punches and gates.
Our in-house capabilities allow JATCO to begin repairs immediately, which often reduces lead times from days to just hours. In addition to speed, JATCO’s laser welding offers two principle benefits:
Laser welding can be used for deep and thin/narrow welds by selecting either a continuous or pulsed laser beam. The seams created are often smoother, reducing or eliminating the need for grinding and straightening of the completed welds. The high quality of JATCO’s welds makes laser welding ideal for a wide variety of tasks including:
In more general terms, laser welding can be used for the following types of welds:
Not only is laser welding high tech, it can also be used with a wide variety of materials including:
*Welding rods are available for most steel grades
JATCO uses an HTS Mobile laser system. This system is powerful, reliable and flexible. The laser’s welding position can be determined to a precision of 0.1”. JATCO can use welding rods as small as 0.010” diameter. The unit’s swiveling arm easily adapts to the needed work, minimizing the amount of set up time. JATCO is also equipped with a rotary indexer to accommodate welding on round pieces in a continuous flow.
Component assembly using laser butt welding of ¼ in diameter components
JATCO technician performing a Laser repair to damage on a precision ground plate
Laser edge repair with 0.15 rod. JATCO added material to repair a worn edge using 0.015 diameter H-13 steel rod
Detail of finished laser weld on a round part.
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