Highlights from research and development

Laser-integrated machining center

Under contract of the WFL Millturn Technologies GmbH in Linz IWS engineers integrated laser hardening and buildup welding processes in a drilling-turning-milling machining center. The Millturn center can now completely machine workpieces and perform steps such as the deposition of wear resistant coatings or the hardening of teeth in one and the same setup. Fraunhofer IWS engineers developed the application-specific laser processing head as well as the associated processing steps. The engineers also supported the end-user during the installation of the system and provide processes and laser technical components.