Highlights from research and development

Process and systems technology for the coaxial laser-wire buildup welding of complex parts

Laser-wire buildup welding is a classic materials processing technology with strong and increasing demand from industry. One of the reasons for the increasing demand is an IWS-developed solution which packages process and laser head technology for the directionally independent buildup welding using a coaxial wire feed. Several systems were installed in 2015 at users in the turbo machinery and tool and die making industries.