The Chinese company Chaoyu Technology will use the Prima Power Laserdyne six-axis 430BD fiber laser system to manage precision weld, drill and cut 2D and 3D stainless steel micro electrical components. The machine will augment Chaoyu Technology’s existing welding capabilities that include a 60W QCW fiber laser used for welding.
by Laura Alberelli
Founded in 1957, Chaoyu Technology Co., Ltd. (of Beijing China) is specialised in design and manufacture of precision micro electrical components used in a wide range of industries from communication assemblies to electronic applications. Recently, the company has acquired a new Prima Power Laserdyne 430BD six-axis fiber laser system. The machine will be used by the Chinese company to precision weld, drill and cut 2D and 3D stainless steel micro electrical components. It will augment Chaoyu Technology’s existing welding capabilities that include a 60W QCW fiber laser used for welding. “By choosing the Laserdyne 430BD system, Chaoyu Technology is making a breakthrough with its laser processing capabilities,” reported Liu Chao, vice president. “The purchase is one of the most important capital investments in 2014 for Chaoyu Technology and it demonstrates the will of our company to grow especially in Asian markets”. “We are especially pleased with Chaoyu Technology’s order for a Laserdyne 430 series system”, stated Terry VanderWert, President of Prima Power Laserdyne. “This is the first order for the new 430 system from a China-based customer in a market that has long been served with other Laserdyne multi-axis systems. Increasingly, manufacturers requiring precision components are finding it advantageous to invest in the best manufacturing technology available and that more often means Laserdyne laser system technology. Laserdyne was one of the first system providers to offer fiber laser technology to our customers. We have found it initially very effective not only for precision cutting but also for welding and drilling”.
Precision cutting, welding and drilling two and three dimensional components
Chaoyu Technology will be utilizing the full array of Laserdyne hardware and software features integrated with the latest high power fiber laser. Highly efficient fiber lasers provide both operational advantages as well as key technical features associated with the small focused beam diameter, high beam quality, and responsiveness. The Laserdyne 430BD is a six-axis system designed for precision cutting, welding and drilling two and three dimensional components. The system operates at speeds up to 800 inch/min in the X, Y, and Z axes (0-20 m/min) with bi-directional accuracy of 0.0005 inch (12.7 micrometer). This accuracy is throughout the system’s 585 x 408 x 508 mm work envelope, making it ideal for laser processing a broad range of Chaoyu Technology’s components. The Laserdyne 430BD system has Laserdyne’s latest and most powerful system controller, the S94P. The Laserdyne 430BD includes the full complement of Laserdyne hardware / software features for integrated control of the laser, motion, and process sensors. While the laser source is an important component of a 3D laser system, the full capability of laser processing is only realized when the laser, motion, and process sensors are fully integrated. These features have been employed by system users to laser process complex electronic, medical, and turbine engine components in far shorter cycle times with superior quality than with other laser systems.