Laser welding provides a low heat joining solution, helping to decrease thermal distortion and deliver high quality, repeatable welds. Coldwater has engineered and designed dozens of these solutions from single process work cells to complex systems integrating multiple stations, material handling and inspection.
Laser processing can provide fast, clean, accurate and effective material removal to help prepare components for secondary operations. Lasers create a cleaner, smoother surface as compared to more traditional finishing methods such as grinding, helping to eliminate burrs and nicks without increasing surface roughness. Coldwater can provide a stand-alone ablation system or integrate into a laser welding solution.
Many manufacturers are being faced with smaller batch production, requiring more process changeover. As compared to traditional mechanical stamping processes that require die production and tryout, laser systems require only software programming to quickly accommodate new cutting parameters. Plus, lasers have proven to produce a much cleaner edge when compared to stamping presses, especially when dealing with today’s high strength, high tensile steels.