Karl Messer (CEO Blackbird) and Richard Petersen (CCO Precitec) addressed the importance of a fruitful cooperation in their welcoming speech. Future challenges in the field of laser welding require for complex system solutions that can only be achieved by bringing major suppliers together.
The laser labs filled quickly, where live demonstrations featured laser welding tools for a variety of applications. Precitec’s ScanTracker demonstrated its capabilities to weld aluminum parts from battery modules with online keyhole depth and process monitoring by Precitec IDM and Laser Welding Monitor LWM. Blackbird’s OCT-based seam tracking for intelliWELD 3D-scanners was shown on an on-the-fly welding process, including beam oscillation and gap bridging. A common demonstrator featured a 3D-scanner with the camera-based ScaVis workpiece recognition and LWM process monitoring. Such a combination can be used to perform a pre- and in-process monitoring of hairpin welding tasks.
The guests enjoyed a summerly evening and took the chance for a relaxed sun-downer before leaving Munich and this year’s LASER World of Photonics.