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IPG Engineers to Use New Laser-Machining Center to Study Aerospace Applications for Laser Drilling

Friday, March 22, 2013

Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, MN, has sold a Laserdyne 795 XS six-axis laser-machining center to IPG Photonics for use at its facility in Russia. Engineers will configure the machine with a variety of IPG fiber lasers to study percussion and trepanning of aerospace-quality holes. “This combination may be a game changer for aerospace manufacturing,” says Laserdyne vice president of sales Mark Barry. Learn more here.

View videos of fiber-laser cutting, drilling and welding on the Prima Power Laserdyne YouTube channel:

Bone up on Laser Welding of Aluminum at this Technical Symposium

Thursday, March 21, 2013
On Thursday, April 4, 2013, the Trumpf Laser Technology Center in Plymouth, MI, will host a day-long technical symposium on Laser Joining of Aluminum, in partnership with Fraunhofer USA. Among the topics: aluminum laser-welding applications in the European automotive industry, and laser welding of aluminum using filler wire. Register to attend here.




Looking for Abrasion-Resistant Steel?

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Central Steel & Wire Co., Chicago, IL, has begun to stock 14 sizes of AR200 abrasion-resistant steel sheet and plate. The carbon-manganese steel finds use in moderate wear applications such as mixer drums and fins, bulk-material-handling chute liners and screw conveyors. Central Steel operates stocking facilities in Cincinnati, OH, Detroit, MI, Milwaukee, WI, Greensboro, NC and Portage, IN;


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