Precitec

CoaxPrinter

With the CoaxPrinter, Precitec brings a solution for laser cladding to market, which permits a multidirectional processing of the additive material wire for the first time

YW52 welding head

At the Lasys show, Precitec presented the YW52 welding head with controlled weld position and weld seam width.

The integrated ScanTracker uses the welding optics to coaxially measure the joint in lateral and axial direction only a few millimetres in front of the TCP. The position acquired is immediately transferred to the controllable deflection mirror and a preselected scan amplitude and frequency is then overlaid.

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By Dave MacLellan, Executive Director, AILU

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Gemma Church finds that additive manufacturing is being used to transform lives through advanced implants and guides for surgeons

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Matthew Dale looks at what can be achieved by combining robots with lasers, including a novel tool for repairing jet engines being developed by Rolls-Royce

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High-power blue diode lasers are becoming available that have significant advantages over traditional infrared lasers for machining metals. Greg Blackman investigates