Join the Lincoln Electric team for a one-day Heavy Fabrication Laser Welding Seminar at our Automation Center of Excellence in Cleveland, Ohio.
This seminar will introduce lasers and laser welding specific to the heavy fabrication industry. The topics to be covered include:
Basic laser technology and history in heavy fabrication
Single and multi-pass approaches
Laser welding consumables development
Thick section autogenous laser welding
Robotic motion and vision
Welding specifications, economics and performance of lasers
Tours and live demonstrations
Who should attend?
|8:45 am - 9:00 am
|9:00 am - 9:45 am
||Basics and History of Laser Welding|
|9:45 am - 10:30 am
|10:30 am - 11:00 am
||Tour and Demonstration|
|11:00 am - 11:45 am
||Thick Section Autogenous Laser Welding|
|11:45 am - 12:45 pm
|12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
|1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
||Laser Cladding for Wear and Corrosion|
|1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
||Motion and Vision|
|2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
||Tour and Demonstration|
|2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
||Specifications, Economics, Performance|
|3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
||Summary, Review, Discussion, Questions|
- Basics and History of Laser Welding - A review of the basics of lasers and optics. This section will also include a review laser materials processing and a history of lasers and their use in metals processing.
- Optics - This section will review the types of optics for transporting the laser beam from the laser to the work and how the laser beam is focused/manipulated for the various applications. The presentation will also cover considerations that must be made when considering optics (e.g. maintenance and how they will be manipulated).
- Thick Section Autogenous Laser Welding - Will cover issues related to welding material >3 mm in thickness autogenously (no filler). This will include fit-up, alignment, cracking, beam size, contamination, and a number of other factors that must be considered when implementing laser welding without filler materials.
- Hybrid Welding - A review of the basics of hybrid welding will be followed by examples of successfully applications. Other factors that determine where hybrid welding is a best fit will also be covered.
- Laser Cladding for Wear and Corrosion - Will cover laser cladding/hardfacing and how tailored surfaces can improve performance as seen in large fabrications (wear areas, areas prone to corrosion, etc...). The use of laser cladding for repair/refurbishment of components will also be covered. While laser powder based cladding will be discussed, laser hot wire cladding will be the primary process covered.
- Motion and Vision - A section devoted to how a laser beam and/or part is manipulated will be covered as will the need and use of vision systems. This will include automated as well as hard automation approaches.
- Specifications, Economics, Performance - The final section will relate to many of the other factors that deal with the implementation of a laser process in heavy manufacturing. This includes how the specifications and performance criteria are met when they may not include "lasers" as a stated process. Also the economics of the laser process and how the processing speed and equipment cost alone may not be the only economic factors that need to be considered.
Cost: Free / Includes Lunch
When: August 9, 2012
Time: 8:15am - 3:15pm
Limited To First 40 Reserved Seats.
Lincoln Electric Automation Division
22221 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland Oh 44117
The Lincoln Electric Automation Division is located at 22221 St. Clair Ave in Euclid, just a short distance from the East Shoreway. This is the northeast corner of St. Clair and E. 222nd St. The entrance to the Automation Division parking lot is on the north side of E. 222nd, just east of St. Clair. Look for the sign.