OXFORD, Mass. – IPG Photonics Corp. has launched LightWELD, a new handheld laser welding system. The LightWELD product line enables fabricators to benefit from the greater flexibility, precision and ease of use enabled by laser-based solutions over traditional welding products, according to IPG Photonics.
Designed and built with patented and patent pending IPG fiber laser technologies, LightWELD offers small size and weight as well as air-cooling. The company says LightWELD enables fast welding, ease of operation, and consistent results across a range of materials and thicknesses with low heat input and aesthetic finishes with minimal or no filler wire. Controls, including 74 stored preset and user-defined process parameters, allow novice welders to be trained and welding quickly, and LightWELD welds thick, thin and reflective metals with minimal distortion, deformation, undercut or burn-through, according to IPG Photonics.
LightWELD offers wobble welding that provides up to 5 mm of additional weld width. Other standard features include a 5-m delivery cable enabling increased part access, connections for gas and external connectivity, multi-level sensors and interlocks for operator safety, and a laser-welding gun with wobble/scan capabilities that supports wire feeder and welding tip configurations that optimally match joint types.
For more information, visit: www.HandheldLaserWelder.com