Joining dissimilar materials – the process of high beam welding

Aug 25, 2013

It is very important to choose the correct robot and system for the process of high beam welding. High beam welding typically uses a high-velocity beam to join two materials with a kinetic energy.


High beam weld­ing, a fusion weld­ing process, uses a high-veloc­i­ty beam to join two mate­ri­als. This process uses kinet­ic ener­gy, which caus­es work pieces to melt and flow togeth­er to form a joint. A high beam welder is able to take two dif­fer­ent met­al pieces and join them, some­thing that is unable to be done with sev­er­al oth­er weld­ing processes.

It isn’t usu­al­ly pos­si­ble to join met­al pieces that have dif­fer­ent prop­er­ties and alloys when weld­ing. How­ev­er, by using high beam weld­ing in a vac­u­um, this task can be per­formed. Basi­cal­ly, the high beam welder low­ers only one piece to the melt­ing point, while the oth­er work piece remains in a sol­id state.

One of the advan­tages of using high beam weld­ing is that you can local­ize the heat­ing process with pre­ci­sion and con­trol, putting the ener­gy exact­ly where it is need­ed for the process. The vac­u­um also con­tributes to a qual­i­ty weld of the two parts.

Of course, high beam weld­ing may also have some draw­backs. With the cool­ing of the melt­ed piece, solid­i­fi­ca­tion may cause crack­ing, defor­ma­tion and a change in the shape of the work piece, depend­ing on the con­di­tions of the piece dur­ing solidification.

Over­all, high beam weld­ing is one of the only process­es avail­able to prop­er­ly weld dis­sim­i­lar met­al pieces, mak­ing it a nec­es­sary appli­ca­tion in the man­u­fac­tur­ing industry.

Robots​.com has sev­er­al mod­els avail­able for high beam weld­ing, includ­ing the Fanuc M series, the Motoman UP series and the KUKA Arc series. If you are inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about high beam weld­ing, and you want to auto­mate your process, con­tact Robots​.com online or at 8777626881.

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