IPG Photonics announced today that it has developed two new families of fiber lasers in the green spectrum range that will allow the company to enter new markets and applications. At output wavelengths of 532 nm, the new pulsed 10W
green fiber laser and continuous wave (CW) 15W green fiber laser provide the high single-mode beam quality, ease of use and high reliability that IPG's fiber lasers are known to deliver at lower prices than competitive green lasers.
Using laser welding for joining thermoplastics is an industrially established process. The advantages of this process are, among other things, high automation and flexibility, no sputtering from melt ejection, and vibration-free production. At the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH), this technology has been further developed to join thermoplastic polymers to wood materials. Applications include, for example, for bonding inner door panels in the automotive industry, or for bonding veneer to edges in the furniture industry.