IPG Photonics introduces new handheld laser welder/cleaner model

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Handheld laser welding offers: low running costs; minimal set up requirements; ease of use; highly efficient, fast and flexible processing in spatially challenging environments; minimal consumables and post-processing requirements; and most importantly, high-quality welds of both similar and dissimilar materials of different types and thicknesses.

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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