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PhotonWeld A-Pro T35

The specialist welding Machine for thin sheet welding

Laser Welding Applications In The Car Restoration Industry - Laser Welding Applications In The Car Refurbishment Industry

Laser welding in car repair and automotive repair

During car restoration, if any of the panels of the car needs to be replaced, the welding quality and perfect weld bead must be ensured. However, traditional argon arc welding has a relatively large thermal impact on automobile repair and refurbishment, which can easily cause thin plates to easily deform a lot. At the same time, the welding spots formed by argon arc welding are relatively much to large, and they need to be polished intensively after welding, this to meet the requirements. .
Therefore, in the automobile repair and refurbishment industry, laser welding machines have great advantages over traditional argon arc welding. Handheld laser welding is becoming more and more widely used. in the car repair industry.

Whether you’re a hobbyist or seriously into auto-body work, having a good welder makes all the difference in finishing your cars quickly and to the highest quality.

There are plenty of welders to choose from, and everyone has their own opinion of what they like, so not every welder we have below will suit you. However, we have developped the VERY BEST welder for automotive work: 

  • VERY FAST : 5~7 times faster than TIG or MIG
  • Without deformation: due to the very low and local heat input you do not get any deformation of the thin sheets
  • No need for heavy Protection
  • Very economical : reduce the electrical consumption with almost 70%
  • Easy to use - simple to learn
  • The only Ecological responsable Welding Machine

Whether you’re a MIG welder, a TIG welder, or want a machine you can do both with, werecommend you to check our affordable PhotonWeld-A800-bodywork.

Any car enthusiast from home to the professional restoration company, whether historic or modern race preparation will have a use for this low heat input welding process.

Handheld Laser Welding is today applied in modern and historic car parts, ranging from Formula 1 to your rare historic vehicles working along side some of the top historic restoration firms in the country.

The benefits of using Laser Welding over other more conventional means such as Tig, Mig and Electron Beam are as follows:-

  1. No pre-heating of the part is required
  2. Heat distortion is virtually zero, large areas can be built up without any concern of the part moving, the ability to weld without distortion saves time, and money spent on attempting to recover the part that has distorted therefore no extra machining cost or even the chance of having to scrap the part are involved.
  3. Very old and corroded parts can be welded, many historic parts that would normally be beyond normal Tig welding due to the porosity and corrosion can be brought back to life with laser welding.
  4. The heat effected zone is very small which means the part being welded would not rise above 30°C and the structure of the base material remains the same. This allows any hardening treatment done to the part prior to welding will remain the same.
  5. Areas can be accessed that need welding which would be impossible with Tig.
  6. Parts can be welded either before or after hardening with the hardness value of the material being matched or coated with a harder wearing coating.
  7.  A wide range of materials can be welded both ferrous and non ferrous such as
    • Aluminium
    • Brass
    • Bronzes
    • Carbon Steels
    • Cast Iron
    • Copper
    • Inconnel
    • Magnesium
    • Stainless Steels
    • Cortensteel
    • Titanium,…

Welding techniques in bodywork repair

Vehicles can only be repaired correctly if the right choice is made from the variety of new joining techniques for the modern materials and low sheet thicknesses which have been used in recent times to manufacture new vehicles.

Looking at the two main areas of bodywork repair, structural parts and outer skin, the welding machine being used needs to offer both MIG/MAG welding processes and MIG brazing, and must be capable of joining panels with a thickness range of 0.4mm to 4.0 mm. This dictates the use of a welding machine which fully meets these tasks for all areas, without time-consuming setup procedures. This you can find in our PhotonWeld-A-PRO-T40 portable Laser Welding Machine.


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