Laser Welding & Fabrication

We offer Laser Welding to meet growing customer demand for rotors and stators made from electrical non-orientated steel laminations, particularly in the hybrid automotive sector.

We invested in laser welding equipment in order to complement our comprehensive precision machining capabilities. We have a portable laser which we can use at customer sites and traditional welding equipment, welding bay and trained operators.

There is a growing demand for rotors and stators made from electrical non-orientated steel laminations. This is particularly the case in the hybrid automotive sector.

As a result, we achieve fast turnaround times by avoiding the need to outsource work. We combine laser welding with our capability to produce and service the tooling to manufacture individual laminations.

A&M combine laser welding skills with our ability to produce and service the tooling to manufacture individual laminations.

We also have traditional MIG (Metal inert gas) and TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding equipment and trained operators.

Laser Welding delivers:

Accuracy and Control

Precision welding the smallest parts in very thin material together, without damaging them.

Complicated Joins

Laser technology gives us the flexibility to create complicated joins which would be too difficult using traditional welding techniques. One of our applications is to weld castings for tooling repairs.

Low Heat Application

Reducing the distortion of the parts. Lasers use precise focused energy to a specific location, allowing for contact-free application with less thermal strain placed on the parts.

Consistent and Repeatable Welds

Faster than traditional techniques and giving the welder greater flexibility.

High Strength Welds

No need for any filler material.

 

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Fabrication:

Specialist Fabrication Team

A&M has a fabrication team using the latest CAD software in conjunction with traditional craftsmanship techniques. This blend of tried and tested skills combined with precision design and manufacturing capabilities makes A&M a versatile supplier for our customers’ fabrication requirements.

MIG & TIG Welders

Our fabrication shop is well equipped, taking full advantage of a large 3 x 2 metre bespoke Jig and fixture table at the heart of the section and MIG & TIG welders.

We offer welding for almost all ferrous and non-ferrous metals for repairs, restoration and fabrication.

We have a dedicated welding bay for Welding to support our manufacturing and toolmaking repair services.

Fabrication Area

Laser Welding Frequently Asked Questions

What is laser welding used for?

Laser welding is most commonly used in the automotive industry, where it is used to weld together parts of cars and trucks. However, it is also used in the aerospace industry and has even been used for welding together bones!

Which materials are best suited?

Laser welding works best on metals that have a low melting point, such as aluminum and brass. It can also be used on metals with a higher melting point, such as steel, but this requires more power and is more challenging to do.

How does laser welding compare to TIG welding?

TIG welding is a type of welding that uses an electric arc to heat the metals being joined. Laser welding, on the other hand, uses a focused laser beam. As a result, TIG welding is more commonly used for thicker materials, while laser welding is better suited for thinner materials.

How does laser welding compare to MIG welding?

MIG welding is a type of welding that uses an electric arc to heat the metals being joined, just like TIG welding. However, MIG welding also uses a wire that is fed through the weld area. This wire melts and joins the two pieces of metal together. Laser welding does not use a wire and instead relies solely on the heat from the laser beam.

Is laser welding suitable for sheet metal?

Yes, laser welding is an excellent choice for sheet metal. The focused laser beam can easily weld together two pieces of sheet metal.

What is meant by conduction mode?

Conduction mode is when the heat from the laser is conducted through the metal to the joint. This is the most common type of laser welding.

What is meant by keyhole mode?

Keyhole mode is when the laser beam penetrates the metal and creates a small hole. The heat from the laser is then conducted through this hole to weld the joint together. Keyhole mode is often used for thicker materials that are difficult to weld using conduction mode.

How does laser welding work?

Laser welding works by using a focused laser beam to heat the metals being joined. The heat from the laser melts the metals, and they are then joined together. This process produces a strong, durable weld that is less likely to break than traditional welds.

What are the advantages of laser welding?

Some of the advantages of laser welding include:

  • The weld is very strong and durable
  • It can be used on a variety of materials
  • It is less likely to cause defects in the metal
  • It is a fast and efficient process
What are the disadvantages of laser welding?

Some of the disadvantages of laser welding include:

  • It requires expensive equipment
  • It can be challenging to learn how to do it correctly
  • The weld may not be as strong as a traditional weld if it is not done properly.