Macro Additive Manufacturing

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.

All-New SST™ Gas Jet Nozzles

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 or by completing our convenient Request Form available at the link below.

Beam Analysis with the PRIMES FMW+

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.

Staying Safe and Supporting Customers

At Laser Mechanisms, the health and safety of our customers and employees is our No. 1 priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. While many of our employees are working remotely at this time, our medical, industrial, field service and spare parts groups are still onsite with key personnel to support both critical infrastructure customers and projects.

Over the next few weeks, before state and federal stay-at-home orders are lifted, we suggest emailing your Laser Mech contact first for the quickest response. If you do not have an internal contact, please email and you will receive a timely reply. In addition, you can still reach us by phone at (248) 474-9480; just leave a voice message in the General Mailbox and someone will return your call shortly.

Laser Mechanisms is open for business and we remain committed to the health and safety of our employees, customers and community.

ADDere Selects FiberSCAN™ HR

When it came time to choose a processing head for their 3D additive manufacturing system utilizing layered
metal deposition, ADDere, a division of Midwest Engineered Systems (MWES), selected Laser Mechanisms’ FiberSCAN™ HR.

The ADDere system employs a 3D laser-wire additive manufacturing process where high-deposition rates for large parts are essential. For this demanding application, FiberSCAN™ HR was the perfect choice due to its ability to handle high-power laser sources up to 30 kW and its rugged design optimized for 100% duty cycle process times.

“Historically, if you asked people what does Laser Mech® manufacture they would immediately say cutting and welding heads, but that perception is quickly changing,” said Laser Mechanisms’ President Mark Taggart. “Today, more and more integrators are turning to Laser Mech® for additive manufacturing solutions for their system designs,” added Taggart.

Introducing the 15 kW FiberCUT® HR

Laser Mechanisms’ NEW FiberCUT® HR processing head delivers cutting-edge performance for flatbed systems up to 15 kW. Featuring automatic, programmable focus with 25 mm of travel, FiberCUT® HR is a fully-sealed, purged design that minimizes downtime from any internal contamination.

Internally, FiberCUT® HR uses robust, direct-cooled reflective optics that minimize focus shift. In addition, sealed access doors prevent contamination when cover glasses are serviced.

Other highlights of FiberCUT® HR include internal sensors to determine the condition of all optics, internal process monitoring to detect pierce through and loss of cut, standard nozzle cooling and air blast, no exposed wires near the nozzle tip to snag or break, and Laser Mech®‘s patented height sense technology.