Highlights from research and development

Production process in integration of laser welding processes for aluminum

The Finow Automotive Company in Eberswalde manufactures cooling water tubes for car engines using an IWS-developed welding process. IWS engineers retrofitted an existing laser welding machine with a fiber laser and a highly dynamic beam scanner to meet the requirements of the manufacturing process. This was possible with a newly IWS-developed laser module. The overall safety concept of the machine was also completely revamped.