Dynamic Beam Laser technology opening new possibilities in laser welding

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07 July 2021

Laser beam welding offers many advances compared to conventional welding processes due to evaporation of the material and the formation of a keyhole. Using state of the art laser systems the keyhole is inherently unstable and the origin of welding failures like pores and blow outs. Dynamic Beam Lasers based on Coherent Beam Combining enable full control of the keyhole shape and dynamics by finetuning evaporation and thus opens new possibilities for increasing welding quality, speed, and new welding applications.

The coming webinar will present some of the current challenges in laser welding and the theory for using beam shaping and steering to overcome these challenges. The second part will focus on presenting the new Dynamic Beam Laser and its capabilities of beam shaping, shape frequency, shape sequence and focus steering.

Speakers and Presentations include:

Florian Hugger 

Head of R&D at BBW Lasertechnik

Talk Topic: Enhancing keyhole stability by beam shaping
Florian Hugger studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich and afterwards worked as research assistant at the Bayerisches Laserzentrum GmbH from 2011 to 2017. His research focused on keyhole phenomena like evaporation of volatile elements and high-speed keyhole dynamics. Since 2017 he is Head of R&D at BBW Lasertechnik GmbH and addresses problems of laser welding.

Dr. Eyal Shekel

CEO Civan Advanced Technology

Talk Topic: Dynamic beam shaping for laser welding
Dr. Shekel is the founder and CEO of Civan Lasers – the first company to develop industrial lasers based on Coherent Beam Combining. Prior to Civan, Dr. Shekel founded Cielo, a leading company in the manufacture of Fiber Optical Gyros and navigation systems and Founder and general manager of Chiaro Networks which developed the largest optical switch in the world. Dr. Shekel received his PhD in physics at NYU.


Matthew Dale, Editor, Laser System Europe

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