PRIMES’ FocusMonitor FM+ is now qualified for standard-compliant measurement of focus geometries in the green and blue spectral range, making it a critical device for validating the laser processing of copper materials commonly used in e-mobility and battery production.
As new and more powerful lasers in the green and blue spectral range have become available for industrial use, PRIMES saw the need to offer with the FocusMonitor FM+ a reliable qualification tool for the laser applications associated with e-mobility manufacturing.
For the first time, laser users are now able to efficiently measure and monitor their laser-based machining processes, laser systems and production tasks from the far infrared to the blue spectral range.
Laser Mech’s new FiberWELD® DH is a high power, laser wire, direct deposition head for processing macro-scale industrial and aerospace components. The head delivers multi-axis laser energy to a center-fed process wire for total directional independence
Engineered for high duty cycle production applications, FiberWELD® DH features direct-cooled reflective optics, back-reflection protection and wire feed. In addition, FiberWELD® DH’s easily accessible, protective cover glasses extend the life of internal optics.
Primary applications for Laser Mechanisms’ NEW FiberWELD® DH include additive manufacturing, cladding and HLAW.
Laser Mechanisms’ all-new Super Stand-off Technology (SST™) gas jet nozzles deliver double the stand-off tolerance and up to 15 percent increased cutting speed when 3D cutting hot-stamped boron steels and stainless steels in the range of 1-3 mm thickness.
State-of-the-art flow analysis software, combined with exhaustive robotic cutting tests in Laser Mech’s Applications Development Lab, were used to develop optimized gas jet designs that deliver a burr-free, clean cut with improved processing speed and without an increase in gas pressure.
For more information regarding the complete line of SST™ gas jet nozzles, please contact your Laser Mechanisms’ Sales Engineer today. You can reach them by phone at (248) 474-9480, by email at email@example.com or by completing our convenient Request Form available at the link below.
The NEW PRIMES FocusMonitor FMW+ measures focused laser beams with diameters between 100 μm and 3 mm in tight spaces – perfect for additive manufacturing applications. The FMW+ can measure NIR as well as CO2 beams up to 1,000 W laser power.
Specially designed for analyzing continuous irradiation, FocusMonitor FMW+ can reliably determine the geometric dimensions of the focused laser beam as well as the focal point location in space, the beam parameter product, and the beam quality factor M2. With a maximum size of 8 x 8 mm, FMW+’s measurement window can be gauged with a resolution of up to 1024 x 1024 pixels.
Complete information regarding the PRIMES FMW+ can be found on its product page at this link. Laser Mechanisms is the exclusive North American distributor of the PRIMES line of beam power and measuring devices.
Laser Mechanisms’ new FiberScan™ HR is a scanning head for high-power laser sources including Fiber, Disk, CO2 and Diode lasers.
Available for collimated beams up to 48 mm diameter, FiberScan™ HR can deliver 20+ kW of laser power to any point within the system’s field of view. FiberScan™ HR employs direct water-cooled copper optics for all wavelengths throughout its optical path to provide reliable, ultra high-power capability with minimum thermal focus shift.
The rugged design is optimized for high power and long processing times required in applications such as continuous welding on roll forming systems, additive manufacturing of sizable structures and large area or volume cladding. In addition, high-speed operation up to 500 Hz in a smaller field enables wide gap seam welding and laser stir “wobble” welding of materials that are difficult to process.
Capacitive height sensing for focus following is common in metal cutting systems, but has never been available for non-metal processing – until now.
UltraSense™ employs state-of-the-art, height-sensing circuitry specifically configured to detect the surface position of non-metals such as composites, polymers, glass and many other materials for auto-focus laser cutting. Flat sheet cutting systems, as well as 5 or 6-axis machines and robots, can employ this technology. During setup, the HSU is calibrated for the specific polymer being used and only a few materials cannot be sensed with this technology.
UltraSense™ works with Laser Mech’s standard HSU interface systems which allow programmable tip-to-part stand-off distances, as well as their industry-leading auto-calibration feature. Within Laser Mech’s product line, FiberMINI® and FiberCUT® can be equipped with UltraSense™. In addition, retrofits are available for many of Laser Mech’s legacy products already in the field.