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Industrial application of high power disk lasers
Author(s): Rüdiger Brockmann; David Havrilla
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Paper Abstract

Laser welding has become one of the fastest growing areas for industrial laser applications. The increasing cost effectiveness of the laser process is enabled by the development of new highly efficient laser sources, such as the Disk laser, coupled with decreasing cost per Watt. TRUMPF introduced the Disk laser several years ago, and today it has become the most reliable laser tool on the market. The excellent beam quality and output powers of up to 10 kW enable its application in the automotive industry as well as in the range of thick plate welding, such as heavy construction and ship building. This serves as an overview of the most recent developments on the TRUMPF Disk laser and its industrial applications like cutting, welding, remote welding and hybrid welding, too. The future prospects regarding increased power and even further improved productivity and economics are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6871, Solid State Lasers XVII: Technology and Devices, 68710I (13 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.761255
Show Author Affiliations
Rüdiger Brockmann, TRUMPF Laser GmbH and Co. KG (Germany)
David Havrilla, TRUMPF Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6871:
Solid State Lasers XVII: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Norman Hodgson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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