Automated and 3D technology breaks new ground in welding

Trumpf Inc. showcases its latest technologies in automated arc welding, 3D laser welding, 3D laser marking and additive manufacturing. Trumpf highlights the TruArc Weld 1000, an automated arc welding system designed for easy and affordable high-volume and low-volume production, and its laser technology for 3D processing, including the TruLaser Station 7000 fiber, a versatile, compact and fully equipped system. -Investment 3D laser welding system. Additionally, it also features a TruMarkStation 7000 with a TruMark 6030 marking laser for high-performance 3D laser marking.

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The TruArc Weld 1000, Trumpf’s automated arc welding system, makes it easy for fabricators to get started in automated welding, according to the company. For affordable high-volume and low-volume production, the TruArc Weld 1000 is the perfect solution. A collaborative robot, or “cobot”, is designed to make solutions easy to program and solder in minutes. Even novice operators can program by simply guiding the cobot by hand.

Programming is greatly simplified by the control unit on the welding torch and factory settings for different materials and sheet thicknesses. With rapid programming, manufacturers can provide a cost effective way to address short production and single part runs. According to Trumpf, overall the TruArc Weld 1000 creates a more efficient process than hand welding and produces a high quality weld bead.

The TruLaser Station 7000 is a versatile, compact and fully equipped 3D laser welding system with low investment. The more powerful laser enables a wide range of applications. The TruLaser Station 7000 is designed to facilitate efficient and ergonomic 3D laser welding of small assemblies, such as sensors, rotationally symmetric components and medical devices. According to Trumpf, the large working area also makes it possible to integrate larger devices and process larger components in a small installation area. Fully integrated image processing ensures reliable positioning of the weld bead.

Trumpf demonstrates laser marking of 3D printed metal parts with a TruMark Station 7000 laser marking station which includes a TruMark 6030 marking laser and VisionLine 3 feature recognition capability. The TruMark 6030 is a high performance marking laser with 3D functionality. Laser beam quality and high power densities promote clean material removal and high contrast markings. The TruMark 6030 can be quickly and easily integrated into production systems.

Trumpf’s second exhibit in the Additive Manufacturing Pavilion at IMTS 2022 is for its laser 3D printing technology. Trumpf offers the TruPrint Green Edition, a highly productive metal additive manufacturing laser machine designed for specialist applications including 3D printing of copper, copper alloys, gold and other precious metals. There is also a virtual exhibit hall for attendees to delve into the variety of laser technology and AM applications offered by Trumpf.

The TruPrint Green Edition is a highly productive metal additive manufacturing laser machine designed for specialist applications including 3D printing of copper, copper alloys, gold and other precious metals. With a wavelength of 515nm, the TruDisk 1020 green laser makes it possible to 3D print highly reflective materials such as copper, which can be extremely difficult or impossible to process with infrared wavelengths.

The TruPrint Green Edition can also fabricate parts from copper alloys such as CuCr1Zr with a larger process window and higher productivity than traditional infrared laser metal fusion laser systems. Additionally, Trumpf features exhibits that demonstrate its Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) and Laser Metal Melting (LMF) applications for the aerospace, space, and medical industries.

The International Manufacturing Technology Show takes place September 12-17, 2022 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Sign up for IMTS today to start planning your show.