Consulting Services for Industrial Laser Applications

Cutting tests with the laser cutting head BIMO-FSC in the application laboratory (Source: II-VI HighYAG)

Cutting tests with the laser cutting head BIMO-FSC in the application laboratory (Source: II-VI HighYAG)

II-VI HighYAG provides the customized consulting services in its own application laboratories. Collaboratively with its customers, II-VI HighYAG’s application engineers develop optimal systems and process set-ups for mission-critical laser applications that require a high degree of customization to meet performance and reliability requirements. Areas of expertise include laser welding, laser soldering, laser brazing and laser cutting. The application laboratories are equipped with II-VI HighYAG laser processing heads, direct diode and fiber lasers up to 8 kW, and various drive systems in the form of industrial robots and gantry systems. Customers can review first-hand the feasibility of applications, fabricate samples and evaluate process windows, allowing processes to be optimized and transferred to serial production.

Validation of a technology for real-time monitoring of the welding process with the “Weldeye” system from Lessmüller Lasertechnik in combination with the laser processing head PDT-B (Source: II-VI HighYAG)

Validation of a technology for real-time monitoring of the welding process with the “Weldeye” system from Lessmüller Lasertechnik in combination with the laser processing head PDT-B (Source: II-VI HighYAG)

“With our application specialists and outstandingly-appointed application laboratories, we offer our customers optimal conditions for the effective and efficient processing of their requirements. Recently, we optimized and tested the laser welding process of a body part for a Tier-1 automotive supplier. The goal was to make the part lighter and yet more rigid compared to the conventional design by employing a laser compatible design. This goal was achieved to complete satisfaction and a contribution to weight reduction in the automotive industry has been accomplished.” commented Dr. Robert Kuba, Managing Director II-VI HighYAG.

The application laboratories are also used for validating process optimization technologies developed by industry partners. Recent examples are the validation of laser welding process monitoring systems and the Inline Coherent Imaging (ICI) technology, a method to measure the depth of the weld. Laser cutting heads from II-VI HighYAG are also investigated for specific customer requirements in the application laboratories. A 3-axis cutting gantry system is available for this purpose. (Source: II-VI HighYAG)

Link: Application Consulting at HighYAG Lasertechnologie GmbH, Kleinmachnow, Germany

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