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IPG Photonics introduces new handheld laser welder/cleaner model

IPG has introduced its new LightWELD XR system, which delivers laser welding and cleaning in one handheld system, with an extended range to address more materials and thicknesses than previous LightWELD models.

Capabilities of the LightWELD XR include:

  • Weld sheet metal up to 1/4" (6.35 mm) thick.
  • Clean and weld steel, aluminum, titanium, copper and nickel alloys.
  • Weld dissimilar metals and metals with differing thicknesses, reflective surfaces, or very thin parts.
  • Switch between cleaning and welding functions with the change of a nozzle.

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