Updated: Jul 21, 2022
Called a “value creator” by Mark Barry of Laserdyne, this fiber laser system expands our capabilities and allows us to add capacity for hole drilling at very low angles to the surface in uncoated and thermal barrier coated heat resistant materials, which is immensely valuable in the turbine engine industry. In addition to the advanced drilling it will provide, the system is designed to cut and weld medium to large 3D parts with its unique moving beam design—the first and only standard built multi-axis laser system to guarantee volumetric accuracy in high-speed operation.
Specifically, the system integrates a 12kW fiber laser, significantly improving drilling and cutting applications over earlier systems, while adding energy efficiency. Its BeamDirector®3 features a contouring head design with C (rotary) axis motion of 900 degrees, and D (tilt) axis motion of 300 degrees. It also includes a new design of encoder for improved accuracy and repeatability, higher assist gas air-flow, adjustable mirrors for easy and accurate beam alignment, and cassette mounted lens and cover slides for fast and accurate changeover.
According to Scott Stang, our Manufacturing Technology Manager, “This acquisition is the result of our never ending effort to procure the best manufacturing solutions for our customers.” We are confident that utilizing this technology will make our work for our clients that much more significant.
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