In the case of contour welding, a focused laser beam moves sequentially along the welding seam, melting it locally. Due to the geometric conditions, the welding volume remains small and so the melt does not escape. Relative movement is achieved through the motion of the com-ponent, the laser, or a combination of the two.
Characteristics and application:
- Spot laser beam
- High level of flexibility
- Any kind of 2D joining lines
- Ideal when components are frequently changed