Industry Prospect of Handheld Fiber Laser Welding Machine

The hand-held fiber laser welding machine is a new type of laser welding equipment, which is mainly aimed at some long-distance large workpiece, overcoming the limitations of the workspace, replacing the traditional fixed path with a hand-held one, making welding flexible and making outdoor mobile welding possible. What is the industry prospect of hand-held fiber laser welding machines? Let’s take a look.

Handheld fiber laser welding machines fill the gap in handheld welding in the laser equipment industry, overturning the traditional working mode of laser welding machines, replacing the previously fixed path with handheld ones, making it flexible and convenient, with long welding distances, and making it possible to operate laser welding outdoors.

Handheld welding is mainly aimed at laser welding of long-distance and large workpieces, overcoming the limitations of workspace travel space. When welding, the heat affected area is small, which does not cause deformation, blackening, and traces on the back. Moreover, the welding depth is large, the welding is firm, and the fusion is sufficient. It can not only achieve thermal conduction welding, but also can achieve continuous deep penetration welding, spot welding, butt welding, overlap welding, seal welding, seam welding, and so on.

This process subverts the working mode of traditional laser welding machines, and has the advantages of simple operation, beautiful welds, fast welding speed, and no consumables. It can be used for welding thin stainless steel plates, iron plates, galvanized plates, and other metal materials, and can perfectly replace traditional argon arc welding, stainless steel plates, iron plates, aluminum plates, and other metal materials. Advantages of hand-held  fiber laser welding machine:

1.Wide welding range: The hand-held fiber laser welding machine is originally equipped with a 10m  fiber extension cable, effectively overcoming the limitations of the workspace, and can perform long-distance non-contact welding processing.

2.Convenient and flexible to use: The main machine of the hand-held fiber laser welding machine is equipped with a movable pulley, which can move the working point at any time, and is no longer limited to a fixed workbench.

3.Multiple welding methods: It can realize welding at any angle, such as tailor welding, vertical welding, diagonal welding, internal fillet welding, external fillet welding, etc. It can also perform low-power cutting by simply replacing the welding copper nozzle with a cutting copper nozzle, making it very convenient to use multiple machines.

4.Good welding effect: The hand-held  fiber laser welding machine adopts hot fusion welding, which has small thermal impact on the welding area, large welding depth, high welding molding firmness, beautiful and smooth welds, and no need for secondary polishing, saving costs.

5.No need to polish the weld: After traditional welding, it is necessary to polish the welding points to ensure smoothness and roughness. Handheld laser welding, on the other hand, precisely embodies more advantages in processing effectiveness: continuous welding, smooth without fish scales, beautiful without scars, and less subsequent polishing processes.

6.Welding without consumables: Most people have the impression that the welding operation is “left hand goggles, right hand welding wire clip.”However, with a hand-held laser welding machine, welding can be easily completed, further reducing the material cost in production and processing.

7.It has multiple safety alarms: The welding nozzle is only effective when touching metal, and automatically locks the light after removing the workpiece. The touch switch is equipped with temperature sensing. High safety, ensuring the safety of operators during work.

8.Labor cost saving: Compared with electric arc welding, the processing cost can be reduced by about 30%. The operation is simple, easy to learn, and quick to get started. The technical threshold for operators is not high. Ordinary workers can take up their posts after a short training, which can easily achieve high-quality welding effects.

Compared to argon arc welding, hand-held  fiber laser welding machines can complete the welding of various special-shaped metals with high speed, small deformation, high accuracy, beautiful welds, and can be applied to the welding of precision small parts. This is something that argon arc welding cannot provide. In terms of energy consumption, hand-held laser welding machines consume only half as much energy as argon arc welding, saving 50% in processing costs. The welded finished product does not require secondary polishing, which saves one process and greatly reduces costs. Therefore, it is a trend for handheld fiber laser welding machines to replace traditional argon arc welding. It will soon become one of the main welding methods used by manufacturers in the metal processing industry.

About HGSTAR: HGSTAR is is a sub-brand of HGTECH.HGTECH the pioneer and leader of laser industrial application in China, and the authoritative provider of global laser processing solutions. We have comprehensively arranged laser intelligent machine, measurement and automation production lines, and smart factory construction to provide overall solutions for intelligent manufacturing.

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