Handheld laser welding machines have gained immense popularity in the metalworking industry since IPG introduced a handheld laser welding machine, LIGHTWELD 1500.
The advantages they offer have made them a preferred choice among professionals. With clean weld seams, fast welding speeds, and ease of operation, these machines have revolutionized the welding process for various applications.
FAST and CLEAN WELDING,
One of the key benefits of handheld laser welding machines is their ability to deliver clean welds on stainless steel. The welding process is not only efficient but also results in precise and aesthetically pleasing seams. The high welding speed further enhances productivity, making it suitable for mass production without the need for constant parameter adjustments.
A WIDE RANGE OF APPLICATIONS:
These machines are versatile and can weld materials of different thicknesses. They are used in various industries such as electrical enclosures, ducting systems, kitchen cabinets, doors, windows, elevators, furniture hardware, decorative metalwork, and sheet metal fabrication.
While handheld laser welding machines offer exceptional performance, it is important to note that the operator’s experience plays a crucial role. Although not as demanding as tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding, operators should have a basic understanding of the machine, including knowledge of laser optics, welding parameters, and welding angles.
LIMITATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS,
Handheld laser welding machines may not always live up to the perfection depicted in videos on platforms like YouTube or TikTok. The operator’s expertise significantly influences the welding outcome. Additionally, it is not recommended to use handheld laser welding machines for carbon steel plates thicker than 8mm, as traditional MIG welding is more suitable in such cases.
When dealing with pressure vessels or sealed containers, alternative welding methods are advised due to the limitations of handheld laser welding.
Recommend to use CNC multi Axis, Robotic, laser welding machine instead of handheld laser welding machine to weld mould, and some other products require stable welding movement.
Handheld laser welding machines have revolutionized the welding industry with their speed, precision, and versatility. Their ability to deliver clean welds and high productivity make them indispensable tools for various metalworking applications. While operator skill and material considerations should be taken into account, the benefits of handheld laser welding machines make them a valuable asset for professionals in the metalworking industry.