TOKYO, May 17, 2018 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) and its affiliate company Tada Electric Co. announced today their joint development of a new fiber-laser welding technology that cuts flying molten metal (spatter) by 95 percent or more*. Whereas conventional spatter levels can lower the quality and speed of fiber-laser welding, the new low-spatter technology raises the welding quality and productivity of high-power fiber-laser welding for industrial applications such as steel processing, automobile production and electrical equipment installations. The new technology is expected to be incorporated in laser-welding machines that will appear in 2019.
*Compared with conventional technology during welding using SPHC (hot rolled material)
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