Blue lasers are particularly well suited for cladding or additive manufacturing applications involving copper.
Low energy absorption of highly reflective metals such as copper or gold in the 1,000 nm wavelength range poses major challenges for standard IR lasers. The required high initial intensities induce processes often characterized by turbulent melt pools and spatter formation. Factors critical in the processing of electrical components.
Laserline’s blue high power diode laser series optimizes the processing of copper, gold and its alloys in various ways. With approximately 445 nm, these lasers offer the ideal wavelength for the
laser processing of highly reflective metals. Multiple times higher absorption allows significantly lower intensities and larger laser spots.
3kW : The new Performance Class of Blue Lasers
With the new compact laser, a new performance class of blue industrial lasers is now available. The generation of up to 3,000 W cw blue laser light straight out of laser diodes is unique for industrial lasers. This technology avoids complex and inefficient wavelength conversions. Up to 3kW of available laser power supports both controlled heat conduction welding and keyhole welding processes offering significantly broadened application possibilities.