Laser welding is a fusion welding process with a high energy density, using a light-emitting source of energy. Due to the highly localised heat input, very small and fine high-quality connections can be made. Two types of welding methods can be distinguished:
- Thermal-conduction welding, i.e. joining parts by means of a connection; the maximum opening between the materials to be joined is 0.1 mm.
- Keyhole welding (deep welding); using this method we can place two sheets on top of each other, for example, and connect them using a deep weld.
Another major benefit is our expertise with welding fixtures, reducing the costs for this in comparison with competitors. This makes the start-up costs for laser welding at VSMI.