Laser welding airbag components

Dodd, Andrew
January 2008
Industrial Laser Solutions;Jan2008, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p26
The article focuses on the approach used by Oberg Industries Inc. to respond to the problem of one of its automotive customers regarding the quality of the weld on one of its airbag components. Oberg was able to take its process and machine knowledge and use it to develop an economical welding system. It used GSI Group Inc.'s JK501SM Nd:YAG laser with both CW and supermodulated output. Oberg was able to obtain a part welded to the required strength but at lower power than anticipated.


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