1989-02-01

Application of Laser-Beam-Welded Sheet Metal 890853

In the past three years 1.5 million laser-welded sheets have been formed to deep drawn floor panels very successfully.Further developments of the applied laser-welding process enables joining of different sheet materials, as mild steel, HSLA, stainless and coated steel. Forming trials show the high remaining capacity of the welded blanks. The possibility of joining also different sheet thicknesses with ductil welds provides the design of lighter and stronger drawing parts or integration of several parts into one “tailored blank” reducing assembly cost. Application examples will be discussed.

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