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  1. Novelis aluminum, coupled with advanced laser joining , lightens Cadillac CT6 vehicle

    Aluminum-rolled products provider and recycler Novelis (Atlanta, GA) reports that its aluminum is used in the 2016 Cadillac CT6 vehicle's body, which is produced using advanced laser joining techniques. Related: Laser joining of aluminum poised to grow as cars lose weight In North America, Novelis' plant in Kingston, ON, Canada will supply General Motors' (GM's) Detroit-Hamtramck plant (Detroit, MI). The company's plant in Changzhou, China will supply GM's Shanghai plant, which will produce the CT6 manufactured locally in China. The Cadillac CT6 features a body made of 62% aluminum. Through the use of aluminum and advanced joining techniques, Cadillac has achieved significant weight savings, making the full-size Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan comparable in weight to the smaller midsize Cadillac CTS sedan. When compared to a similar size vehicle using predominantly high-strength steel, the CT6 is approximately 220lbs lighter. The 2016 Cadillac CT6 vehicle, whose 62% aluminum body is produced using advanced laser joining techniques. (© General Motors) In both North America and Asia, Novelis aluminum is featured throughout the vehicle body, including the passenger and rear compartments, roof structure, outer body panels, and door and deck lid structures. The CT6 features one of the most advanced mixed-use automotive body structures in the industry, including all-aluminum exterior body panels and rear-drive architecture. GM's advanced joining methods are used to fabricate the CT6 vehicle structure, including GM's proprietary aluminum spot welding technology to reduce weight and increase strength and efficiencies. Laser welding , flow drill fasteners, and self-piercing rivets are also used, along with nearly 600ft. of advanced structural adhesives. In bending, the Cadillac CT6 has a 10% stiffer body. Novelis automotive aluminum sheet is used in 180 vehicle models currently in production. Since 2011, the company has invested globally to triple its automotive sheet capacity, and expects continued growth in the use of lightweight, mixed-material solutions for automotive applications. This includes double-digit growth in the global use of automotive aluminum by the end of the decade. For more information, please visit www.novelis.com .

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    Thu, 19 May 2016

  2. Laser joining steel

    Although laser welding technology has become more widely accepted and more accessible in industry, switching from more conventional joining technologies to laser welding demands a careful consideration of both its advantages and disadvantages.

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    Tue, 1 Feb 2005

  3. Laser joining photovoltaic modules

    With new laser sources and integrated process control systems, optimized thermal management of the interconnection process can be provided, necessary for future thinner solar cells.

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    Sun, 1 Jun 2008

  4. Laser processing of glass materials workshop at Laser Zentrum

    This workshop, in Hannover, Germany, on November 26, will discuss relevant laser beam source developments, laser joining , cutting, functionalization, and machine technology.

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    Thu, 3 Oct 2013

  1. Lasers in the shipyard

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    Thu, 1 Nov 2007

  2. Detroit-Hamtramck puts its investment to use as 2016 Cadillac CT6 rolls out to dealers

    The Detroit-Hamtramck assembly has become a slice of the future for General Motors manufacturing. As the 2016 Cadillac CT6 began deliveries this week, the facility showcased the new, state-of-the-art welding procedures and body shop where the CT6 is assembled.

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    Wed, 16 Mar 2016

  3. Maybe the most flexible laser—ever!

    The initial justification for developing these lasers was to bring the benefits of fiber lasers to low-average-power, low-duty-cycle pulsed laser welds.

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    Tue, 14 Jul 2015

  4. Diode lasers in body-in-white applications

    Twelve years ago, a Laserline diode laser was used for the first time in automotive body-in-white (BIW) series production. This initial application was the brazing of the tailgate of the Audi A3.

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    Mon, 8 Jul 2013

  5. Diode lasers for remote welding

    For more than 13 years, diode lasers have been used in series body manufacturing. The first diode laser system was installed for brazing tailgates on the Audi A3 in 2001.

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    Tue, 15 Jul 2014

  6. What can lasers do with composites?

    The widespread use of advanced polymer composites in the aerospace industry is leading to their increased use in other industries—most notably in the automotive industry, where weight reduction is of increasing importance.

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    Fri, 12 Sep 2014

  7. Laser materials processing symposium

    State College, PA--The ASM International's Emerging Technologies Awareness Committee (ETAC) and Joining Critical Technologies Sector (JCTS) have scheduled the Materials Science & Technology 2010 Conference & Exhibition (MS&T ‘10), for October 17-21, in Houston, Texas.

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    Thu, 21 Jan 2010

  8. Body-in-white diode laser brazing

    Sometimes, reducing cost can also improve aesthetics and lead to better cars. Case in point: Implementing laser brazing...

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    Thu, 1 Sep 2011

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