Laser welding

As a modern joining process, laser beam welding offers a wide range of industrial applications and, compared to conventional processes, is often the safest as well as most resource- and cost-efficient solution for producing metallic joints. With our ear to the ground, we combine the advantages of laser beam welding with the technological trends of today and tomorrow: hydrogen-powered mobility solutions, artificial intelligence, climate-friendly aerospace, smart medical technology and much more.
 

Customized laser processes, system solutions and component concepts

As a globally renowned research institute, we are always striving to find the objectively best solution for your individual requirements. We combine materials science know-how with state-of-the-art systems engineering to develop customized laser processes and system solutions as well as sustainable component concepts for you – even across current technology and process limits.

 

Range of services

Regardless of the maturity and development level of your project, we support you with consulting services and feasibility analyses, application-oriented research and development work, and series-production implementation.

News and media

 

News / 27.7.2021

Laser welding paves the way for steel construction revolution

Vive la steel construction revolution – faster, better, cheaper steel welding

 

News / 14.10.2020

Versatile and fast welding

Modern fiber laser with tunable beam shape provides new application areas and integration into individual production processes

Manifold joining expertise – from direct thermal joining and thick metal sheet laser welding to joining with reactive multilayer systems

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Video: Material connections for life (YouTube)

Fraunhofer IWS is researching and developing material joints designed to last a lifetime. Aluminum, steel or even plastics are joined faster, more efficiently and with less impact on the material.