Joining dissimilar materials – the process of high beam welding

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.

Aug 25, 2013