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Carbon Steel Laser Welding Machine

Carbon Steel Laser Welding Machine
(4 customer reviews)

$4,100.00

Model: AKH
Laser Power: 1500W, 2000W, 3000W
Laser Genertor: Raycus, Max, JPT, BWT
Range of Adjustable Power: 1-100%
Laser Wavelength: 1080nm
Way of Working: Continuous/Modulation
Welding Gap Requirements: ≤0.5mm
After Sale: 3 Years
Table of Contents

Product introduction

The carbon steel laser welding machine is a piece of equipment specifically designed to join carbon steel components using laser technology. Laser welding machines produce a highly focused and intense laser beam that melts and joins carbon steel pieces together, creating solid and precise welds. It is widely used in various industries for its precision, speed, and ability to weld carbon steel with minimal distortion.
The carbon steel laser welding machine provides excellent precision and control for complex and delicate welding tasks. Laser welding technology can provide excellent weld quality with minimal material distortion and heat-affected zone. Additionally, due to the precise and focused nature of the laser beam, there is typically little spatter, reducing the need for extensive post-weld cleanup.
The carbon steel laser welding machine has an advanced control system that allows the operator to adjust welding parameters such as laser power, pulse duration, frequency, and welding speed. High-quality and reproducible welding results are ensured by precise control of the welding process. Regular maintenance and calibration will keep your machine running at peak performance.

Product Configuration

Max Laser Generator

Powerful Laser Generator

Our laser welding machines are equipped with high-quality laser generators that ensure excellent beam quality, providing small and focused spot sizes for precise and efficient welding. With power output options from 1500w to 3000w, our laser welding machines can meet a variety of welding needs, ensuring optimum productivity without compromising quality.

Industrial Water Chiller

Advanced Cooling System

Designed with reliability in mind, our laser welding machines feature an efficient water cooling system to ensure consistent performance and extend the life of the laser generator. With advanced water cooling technology, we can guarantee stable and reliable welding results even during long-term operation.

Excellent Beam Quality

Excellent Beam Quality

Our laser welding machines have excellent beam quality, producing a focused and precise laser spot. This feature enables high-precision and efficient welding of different materials and thicknesses, reducing spatter and minimizing the heat-affected zone.

Precision Beam Delivery System

Precision Beam Delivery System

The beam delivery system of our laser welding machines utilizes flexible and flexible fiber optic cables, which can be easily integrated into automated production lines or robotic systems, enabling you to flexibly and easily adapt to different welding tasks. This flexibility increases workflow efficiency and seamlessly adapts to various manufacturing settings.

Control Panel

Intuitive Control Interface

Our laser welding machines feature a user-friendly control interface that gives you complete control over your welding process. Easily adjust and program welding parameters such as power, pulse duration, welding speed, and focus position to obtain the best results for your specific welding requirements.

Comprehensive Security Features

Comprehensive Security Features

Our laser welding machines are equipped with comprehensive safety features including enclosures, interlock systems, and safety sensors. These measures protect your operators from potential exposure to the laser beam, creating a safe work environment.

Product Parameters

Model AKH-1000 AKH-1500 AKH-2000 AKH-3000
Laser Power 1000W 1500W 2000W 3000W
Range of Adjustable Power 1-100%
Laser Wavelength 1080nm
Way of Working Continuous/Modulation
Cooling Method Water Cooling
Power Demand AC220V±5%/50Hz
Working Environment Temperature 15~35℃
Working Environment Humidity < 70%(No Condensation)

Product Features

  • The machine is equipped with a high-power fiber laser generator, which has the characteristics of high energy efficiency, excellent beam quality, and precise control of laser beam parameters. Fiber laser generators are capable of delivering high-powered, focused laser energy, making them ideal for welding carbon steel.
  • The machine provides excellent beam quality, ensuring that the laser beam is focused and stable, resulting in precise, high-quality welding results.
  • The machine can precisely control the laser power and pulse duration, to make the best adjustment according to the specific welding requirements of stainless steel materials. This precise control ensures consistent and high-quality welds.
  • The intuitive and user-friendly interface makes it easier for the operator to set welding parameters, monitor the welding process, and adjust settings as needed.
  • The machine has an efficient cooling system, which can maintain the best working temperature of the laser generator and prevent overheating during long-term use.
  • The machine provides a variety of laser power options to meet different stainless steel thicknesses and welding requirements.
  • The machine selects a high-quality beam transmission system, which can effectively transmit the laser beam from the laser generator to the welding area, ensuring the stability, accuracy, and consistency of the laser beam during the welding process.
  • The machine is easy to maintain and maintain, with features such as easy access to key components, diagnostic tools, and remote monitoring functions to ensure smooth operation and minimize downtime.

Welding Thickness Reference

Laser Power (W) Welding Form Thickness (mm) Welding Speed (mm/s) Defocus Amount Protective Gas Blowing Method Flow (L/min) Welding Effect
1000 Butt Welding 0.5 50~60 -1~1 Ar Coaxial/Paraaxial 5~10 Welded Completely
Butt Welding 1 30~40 -1~1 Ar Coaxial/Paraaxial 5~10 Welded Completely
Butt Welding 1.5 20~30 -1~1 Ar Coaxial/Paraaxial -1.0 Welded Completely
1500 Butt Welding 0.5 70~80 -1~1 Ar Coaxial/Paraaxial 5~10 Welded Completely
Butt Welding 1 50~60 -1~1 Ar Coaxial/Paraaxial 5~10 Welded Completely
Butt Welding 1.5 30~40 -1~1 Ar Coaxial/Paraaxial 5~10 Welded Completely
Butt Welding 2 20~30 -1~1 Ar Coaxial/Paraaxial 5~10 Welded Completely
2000 Butt Welding 0.5 80~90 -1~1 Ar Coaxial/Paraaxial 5~10 Welded Completely
Butt Welding 1 60~70 -1~1 Ar Coaxial/Paraaxial 5~10 Welded Completely
Butt Welding 1.5 40~50 -1~1 Ar Coaxial/Paraaxial 5~10 Welded Completely
Butt Welding 2 30~40 -1~1 Ar Coaxial/Paraaxial 5~10 Welded Completely
Butt Welding 3 20~30 -1~1 Ar Coaxial/Paraaxial 5~10 Welded Completely
3000 Butt Welding 0.5 90~100 -1~1 Ar Coaxial/Paraaxial 5~10 Welded Completely
Butt Welding 1 70~80 -1~1 Ar Coaxial/Paraaxial 5~10 Welded Completely
Butt Welding 1.5 60~70 -1~1 Ar Coaxial/Paraaxial 5~10 Welded Completely
Butt Welding 2 50~60 -1~1 Ar Coaxial/Paraaxial 5~10 Welded Completely
Butt Welding 3 40~50 -1~1 Ar Coaxial/Paraaxial 5~10 Welded Completely
Butt Welding 4 30~40 -1~1 Ar Coaxial/Paraaxial 5~10 Welded Completely
Note:
  • In the welding data, the core diameter of the laser output fiber is 50 microns.
  • This welding data adopts the Raytools welding head, and the optical ratio is 100/200 (collimator/focus lens focal length).
  • The welding shielding gas: Argon (purity 99.99%).
  • Due to the differences in equipment configuration and welding process used by different customers, this data is for reference only.

Comparison of Different Welding Methods

Aspect Laser Welding TIG Welding MIG Welding
Welding Speed Very fast welding speed Slower than laser welding but precise and clean Faster than TIG welding, suitable for rapid production
Heat Input Low heat input Low to medium heat input Medium to high heat input
Weld Quality Excellent weld quality with minimal distortion and defects Excellent weld quality with low heat input, leading to less distortion Good weld quality may require post-weld cleanup
Skill Required Requires skilled operators with expertise in laser welding Requires skilled operators with good hand-eye coordination Easier to learn, suitable for beginners
Filler Material May or may not require filler material depending on the application Requires filler material Requires filler wire for welding
Welding Atmosphere Can be done in a vacuum or inert gas environment Requires a shielding gas, usually argon, to protect the weld zone Requires a shielding gas, usually argon, to protect the weld zone
Applications Ideal for precision welding, micro-welding, and heat-sensitive materials Used in a variety of applications including automotive, aerospace, and pipe welding Versatile, used in various metal fabrication applications
Welding Position Suitable for all positions Suitable for all positions Suitable for all positions
Efficiency High welding efficiency Medium welding efficiency High welding efficiency
Cost Generally more expensive Moderate cost Economical
Automation Easily automated for mass production Semi-automated and manual welding tasks Easily automated for high-volume production
Welding Distortion Minimal distortion Minimal distortion Moderate distortion
Joint Preparation Requires precise joint preparation Requires precise joint preparation Can tolerate some variations in joint preparation
Environment and Safety Requires precautions for laser beam exposure Requires precautions for arc welding and UV radiation Requires precautions for welding fumes and gas exposure

Note: It’s important to note that the specific characteristics and outcomes of welding carbon steel can vary depending on the welding parameters, material thickness, and joint design. Additionally, the suitability of a particular welding method for carbon steel depends on the application and project requirements.

Cleaning Samples

The carbon steel laser welding machines have opened up various applications in various industries. Whether you’re in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, or metal fabrication industries, laser welding technology offers unparalleled precision and efficiency. From complex electronic components to sturdy automotive parts, laser welding machines ensure flawless welds with minimal distortion and defects.
Laser Welding Sample of Carbon Steel
Laser Welding Sample of Carbon Steel
Laser Welding Sample of Carbon Steel
Laser Welding Sample of Carbon Steel

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, laser welding can be used to weld carbon steel. Carbon steel is one of the most commonly welded metals using laser technology. Laser welding is an efficient and widely used method of joining carbon steel components. It is especially suited for precision welding applications, producing high-quality welds with minimized distortion and defects.

During laser welding, a focused laser beam is used to heat and melt the edges of a carbon steel workpiece, and the molten metal on both sides fuses to form a strong, reliable weld. The intense energy generated by the laser beam heats the carbon steel rapidly, allowing fast welding and minimizing the heat-affected zone.

Laser welding carbon steel can provide sufficient penetration without excessive heat input. This helps minimize the heat-affected zone (HAZ) and reduces the risk of deformation or warping of surrounding materials. Additionally, laser welding can be performed in a variety of welding positions, making it suitable for a wide range of applications in automotive, aerospace, electronics, metal fabrication, and other industries. Its ability to achieve high welding speeds and its potential for automation also contribute to its popularity in industrial settings.

The cost of a carbon steel laser welding machine can vary widely based on several factors, including the machine’s output power, specifications, brand, automation features, and additional accessories. In general, laser welding machines are considered a significant investment, especially those that are automated, due to their advanced technology and precision capabilities.

The basic entry-level 1500w laser welding machine can cost between $4,500 and $15,000. The laser welding robot with automation can cost between $15,000 and $50,000, and it can handle heavy-duty welding tasks, often used in industries such as automotive, aerospace, and heavy metal fabrication. Note that the above prices are approximate and should be used as a general guide.

When investing in a laser welding machine, the specific requirements of the welding project as well as the features required must be considered. In addition, besides the purchase cost of the machine, some additional costs will be included, such as installation, training, and maintenance costs. If you want to get detailed and accurate pricing information, you can contact us directly. AccTek Laser’s engineers will provide you with a detailed quotation based on your specific requirements and budget constraints.

While laser welding carbon steel has many advantages, this welding method also has some disadvantages and challenges. The following are the main disadvantages of laser welding carbon steel:

  • Initial Cost: Laser welding machines can be expensive to purchase and maintain, especially high-powered models with advanced features. For some businesses, the initial investment can be an important factor.
  • Skilled Technician Requirements: Laser welding requires experienced and trained operators who understand the intricacies of laser technology and welding technology. Training and professionalism only help to ensure the best welding quality and productivity.
  • Material Absorption: Carbon steel has high absorptivity for certain laser wavelengths, resulting in increased heat input and potential material deformation. Proper process parameters can help minimize these problems.
  • Reflective Surfaces: Reflective surfaces on carbon steel, such as polished or mirror-polished areas, can be challenging to weld with lasers. Proper weld penetration is difficult to achieve because the laser beam is reflected away rather than absorbed.
  • Joint Assembly Tolerances: Laser welding requires precise joint assembly, which means tight tolerances are required for optimal weld quality. Misalignment or gaps between parts may result in weaker welds or require additional preparation.
  • Limited Thickness Range: Laser welding is most effective for thin to medium-thickness carbon steel materials. For thicker sections, it may not be suitable as it may require multiple welds or alternative welding methods.
  • Welding Speed: While laser welding is generally faster than traditional methods like TIG or MIG welding, it can be slower than some other high-speed welding processes, especially deep penetration welding.
  • Sensitive to Surface Conditions: Weld quality can be affected by the cleanliness and surface condition of the carbon steel. Surface contamination or imperfections can cause weld defects and reduce weld quality.
  • Limitations of Welding Dissimilar Materials: Laser welding is more suitable for welding similar materials. Joining carbon steel with dissimilar materials may require additional measures such as interlayers or different welding processes.
  • Safety Concerns: Laser welding uses high-powered laser generators which can pose a safety risk if not handled properly. Proper safety measures, such as safety glasses and proper shielding, help protect the operator from laser radiation.
  • Gas Shielding Requirements: In some cases, additional gas may be required to protect the welding area from atmospheric contamination. This increases operational complexity and cost.
  • Maintenance Costs: Laser welding machines require regular maintenance to keep them running at their peak performance. Maintenance costs, including repair and replacement of laser components, should be considered in the overall investment.

Despite these disadvantages, laser welding remains a valuable welding method for carbon steel and offers many advantages in terms of precision, speed, and weld quality. Addressing these challenges with proper training, process optimization, and equipment selection can help maximize the benefits of laser welding carbon steel.

The thickness of carbon steel that can be effectively laser welded depends on a variety of factors, including laser power, beam quality, welding speed, and specific laser welding settings. In general, laser welding is well suited for welding thin to medium-thick carbon steel plates.

Laser welding is usually very effective for thin carbon steel plates with a thickness of 0.5mm to 4mm. Within this range, laser welding can provide precise, clean welds with minimal heat input, reducing the risk of deformation and maintaining the structural integrity of the material. The limitations of laser welding become more apparent as the thickness of carbon steel increases. For thicker carbon steel materials (typically 4mm to 10mm), laser welding may still work, but multiple welds or higher laser powers are required to achieve sufficient penetration and fusion. When the thickness of carbon steel exceeds 10mm, the efficiency and practicability of laser welding begin to decline. Welding very thick carbon steel components with lasers becomes more challenging due to the reduced conventional depth and increased heat dissipation from surrounding materials.

For extremely thick carbon steel sections beyond the capabilities of conventional laser welding, the limitations of laser welding may become more apparent. In such cases, alternative welding methods such as submerged arc welding (SAW) or arc welding processes such as gas metal arc welding (GMAW) can be used, which may be more suitable for achieving deep weld penetration and proper fusion. Additionally, when welding thicker sections, consideration of joint design, joint fit-up, and proper process parameters can help ensure a successful weld with the required quality and strength.

As laser welding continues to advance, likely, the range of carbon steel thicknesses that can be effectively laser welded will likely be expanded. But for very thick carbon steel, it is always recommended to consult a welding expert and conduct a feasibility study to determine the most suitable welding method based on specific project requirements.

In laser welding carbon steel, two main types of gases are commonly used: shielding and assist gases. These gases serve different purposes and contribute to the success of the welding process. The choice of gas depends on the specific laser welding setup and desired welding characteristics.

  1. Shielding Gas: Shielding gas is used to protect the molten weld pool and laser-affected area from atmospheric contamination. They prevent oxidation and other harmful reactions that can weaken welds. The most commonly used shielding gases for laser welding carbon steel are:
  • Argon (Ar): Argon is the most commonly used shielding gas for laser welding carbon steel. It is inert, meaning it does not react with molten metal, and it effectively shields the weld pool from atmospheric gases such as oxygen and nitrogen. Argon provides excellent protection against oxidation and minimizes the risk of weld defects.
  1. Assist Gas: Assist gas is used to aid the laser welding process by influencing the interaction of the laser beam with the material. It can help control the weld pool, enhance weldability, and improve overall weld quality. Common assist gases for laser welding carbon steel include:
  • Helium (He): Helium is used as an assist gas in some laser welding applications. Helium is often mixed with others such as argon or carbon dioxide to increase welding speed and allow deeper penetration in thicker carbon steel materials.
  • Nitrogen (N2): Nitrogen can be used as an auxiliary gas for laser welding carbon steel, especially when high power density is required to achieve deep penetration welding. It is less expensive than helium and can be used in some applications for adequate protection and weld quality.
  • Oxygen (O2): Oxygen is sometimes used as an assist gas to enhance the cutting ability of carbon steel laser cutting. However, it is generally not used as an assist gas for laser welding carbon steels because it causes oxidation and reduces weld quality.

The choice of gas, flow rate, and specific combination of shielding and assist gases depends on factors such as material thickness, laser power, welding speed, and desired weld quality. Gas flow and nozzle design also need to be adjusted accordingly to maintain effective and consistent gas shielding during the welding process. Proper gas selection and flow control can help achieve high-quality laser welding on carbon steel and minimize any potential problems during the welding process.

Equipment Selection

At AccTek Laser, we understand that different businesses have different needs, which is why we offer you a range of models to choose from. Whether you need a fully enclosed laser cover, an exchange worktable, or both, we have a machine for you. Take your cutting capabilities to the next level by investing in our fiber laser cutting machines.

Why Choose AccTek Laser

Factory Presets Ensure Optimal Welding

Unparalleled Expertise

With years of experience in laser welding technology, we have honed our expertise to provide cutting-edge solutions tailored to your unique needs. Our team of skilled engineers and technicians has the in-depth knowledge to ensure you get the perfect laser welding machine for your specific application.

Compact And Safe

Comprehensive Support And Service

At AccTek Laser, we build strong relationships with our clients. Our dedicated support team provides prompt assistance and after-sales service to keep your laser welding machine running at its best for years to come. Your satisfaction is our top priority and we will help you every step of the way.

Quick And Easy Setup

Strict Quality Control

Quality is the cornerstone of our manufacturing process. Every laser welding machine is rigorously tested and adhered to strict quality control standards, ensuring that the product you receive meets the highest industry benchmarks. Our dedication to quality ensures you get a machine that performs consistently and delivers perfect welds every time.

Operator Safety Features

Cost-Effective Solution

We understand the importance of cost efficiency in today’s competitive landscape. Our laser welding machines can provide excellent value for your investment, minimizing downtime and reducing operating costs while maximizing productivity and efficiency.

Customer Reviews

4 reviews for Carbon Steel Laser Welding Machine

  1. Selma

    Consistent performance, and minimal downtime. Enhances weld quality and productivity. Exceeds expectations.

  2. Georgi

    Revolutionizes our welding operations. Saves time and resources. Highly recommended for industrial use.

  3. Mateo

    Efficient and user-friendly. Perfect for various welding applications. Enhances productivity and accuracy.

  4. Aarav

    Effortlessly handles intricate welds. Reliable performance, minimal maintenance. A must-have for welding workshops.

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