Mark your calendar for June 4-6, 2018 as ALAW returns this spring for its 25th annual event in Michigan. Join FMA and the Conference Co-Chairs, Craig Bratt, Fraunhofer CLA, Matt Sidlinger, Genesis Systems Group, and Justin Wolsker, General Motors Corp, at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth for a world-class industry event encompassing state-of-the-art laser processes for manufacturers, job shops, and suppliers.
As the use of lasers become more widespread, designers and product engineers alike need to gain familiarity with not only the properties, advantages and applicability of the laser welding process, but also with how to design components, assemblies and systems for successful laser welding. The choice of laser type, component material selection, weld joint design, component part preparation, and part fixturing are all critical to successful implementation of the laser welding process. These topics are presented along with numerous practical examples and case studies, with the intent of building the foundation for sound laser welding design and process implementation.