Major research fields of the Laser Center
Due to the wide application of new generation of materials in the various fields of the modern industry, such as transport machine and shipbuilding, automotive, aircraft and space industry, oil and gas industry, it is getting especially important to develop innovative welding and related technologies, as well as equipment needed for them to be released.
Implementation of laser welding technologies allows enhancing the quality of weld-fabricated connections, reducing the heat input, as well as the level of residual stress and deformation of weld-fabricated construction, decreasing the amount of labor needed on the further construction processing and increasing the productivity of welding process.
It is the heating locality and the high processing speed specific to laser welding that provide an opportunity of obtaining weld seams with a minimum heat-affected zone. High speed of heating and cooling of the materials under laser welding makes it possible to obtain equal-strength weld-fabricated connections for both homogeneous and heterogeneous materials.
Possibility of transporting laser radiation via mirrors and optical fiber enables laser welding to be performed in hard-to-reach places.