Engineering, management and supervisory staff who need to understand the basic principles of laser material processes, with a focus on laser beam welding of metal and plastic. The course is not intended to be comprehensive, but does cover the majority of necessary technical topics which need to be considered when reviewing a laser beam welding process.
This training course covers the following:
- An overview of industrial laser processes
- Fundamentals of laser technology and equipment
- Detailed review of laser welding
- Quality assurance and safety requirements during laser welding
The duration of the course will be 2 days and delivered through a combination of classroom lectures and practical sessions, with video footage and live demonstrations on TWI's laser welding and hybrid laser-arc welding equipment. There will be opportunities for individual discussions with TWI's welding engineers.
At the end of the course, attendees will be familiar with:
- The difference between common industrial laser sources and the advantages of different laser beam guidance options
- The principles of laser welding of metal and plastic
- How process parameters, materials and joint designs influence the quality of the welded component
- Industrial hazards associated with laser processing and the international standards which need to be adhered to
Demonstration will be provided on a range of laser equipment including a high power Yb-fibre laser. There will be a strict limit of 10 attendees per course to maintain quality standards, comprehension and small practical groups. Course notes will be provided to the attendees.
'The course content was comprehensive and we were very impressed with the TWI’s knowledge and facilities. We’ve already implemented a significant improvement in our factory as a result of something we observed during the practical session.'
Alan Singh, Honeywell Control Systems