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Handheld Laser Welding: Tips and Advantages

Laser welding machine has many advantages, such as fast welding speed and easy operation.
They are portable and flexible, making them ideal for welding in hard-to-reach areas. Welding steel with minimal distortion.


However, handheld laser welding machines cannot replace traditional welding equipment completely, neither can they replace skilled welding professionals. There are some tips to keep in mind when using a handheld laser welding machine.

It is not recommended to use a handheld laser welding machine to weld copper because copper is a high reflective material. It is difficult to control the welding speed, resulting in poor welding quality. Handheld laser welding machines are also not suitable for welding pressure vessels.


For materials with a thickness of 5mm, it is recommended to use double-wire laser welding and set the power to 2000W or 3000W. For materials above 6mm thickness, it is not recommended to use a laser welding machine, and other welding methods should be considered.

For materials with a thickness of 3mm or more, it is recommended to use double-wire welding when the welding seam is wide. This provides better welding quality with a more stable and consistent result.

In conclusion, handheld laser welding machines are a great solution for welding applications, but they are not appropriate for all situations. Hope this tips will be helpful for you to understand more about laser welding machines and how to use them effectively.

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