Aircraft parts, pressure vessels, seals or pipe systems from fiber-reinforced composite materials based on plastomer (e.g. CFRP) are increasingly being used to replace conventional constructions from steel or aluminum. They offer weight reductions of up to 70% with improved mechanical characteristics.
Tape laying and tape wrapping of fiber-reinforced plastics are, for example, early developed fields of application for Laserline's diode lasers. The put or wrapped town CFRP tapes are welded with the help of LDM diode lasers. These methods are used for the production of seamless tubes for example, such as for an offshore area.