Benefits of Industrial Manufacturing with Laser Technology

12 September 2019

Lindø Offshore Renewable Center
Kystvej 100
5330 Munkebo

Laser technology is applicable for a large number of industrial processes. In many cases, laser technology provides higher processing speed, better quality, and the ability to produce special products that are difficult to manufacture in other processing technologies. These benefits will be clearly demonstrated at this seminar. Companies seeking improvements will be updated with the latest developments and future trends in laser technology.

The seminar will give an overview on the subject including the inspirations of possible laser applications based on industrial cases and solutions.

The target audiences for this seminar are to be find within the metal & steel industry, especially those working with welding and surface coatings. The overall heavy-metal industry, the wind turbine industry, power plants, shipyards, but also the industry manufacturing medical equipment, equipment for the food industry and agricultural machinery would benefit from attending this seminar.

09:00 - 09:30 Registration and breakfast
09:30 - 09:40 Welcome
09:40 - 10:10 Laser Materials Processing Activities at Lindoe Welding Technology

Steen Erik Nielsen, Project Manager, Force Technology

At Lindø Welding Technology (LWT), which is a subsidiary to FORCE Technology, a 32-kwatt disc laser facility is installed. At this facility, developments within hybrid laser welding and laser cladding has been the main focus for several years.

This presentation covers the main results related to the development of the high-power laser hybrid welding process, as well as to the perspectives for the technology as a cost-effective production tool for e.g. the wind mill manufacturing industry. Laser cladding has shown to be the preferred process for repair purposes creating new surfaces to e.g. worn out high value industrial components. The laser cladding process is also the basis for new additive manufacturing and 3D restructuring technologies.

Steen Erik Nielsen is a specialist at FORCE Technology. Has been working within the field of laser materials processing for more than 30 years.
10:10 - 10:40 Industrial Automation of Laser Processes

Morten Kristiansen, Associate Professor, Aalborg University

10:40 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:30 Hybrid Laser-arc Welding for the Mass-production of Large Steel Structures

Farhang Farrokhi, Postdoc, Aalborg University

11:30 - 12:00
Possibilities with Multi spot laser welding

Klaus Schütt Hansen, Senior R&D Engineer, IPU

Recent years development on the multimode fiber laser has given the CO2 laser and Nd:YAG laser hard competition. The price for the laser sources has been significantly lowered, the power has been increased, and the beam quality improved, while the beam delivery has been simplified by optical fibers.

On top of this the laser industry has developed the single mode fiber laser. Single mode fiber laser provides nearly perfect laser beams that can be focused to spots with sizes down to sizes much below than any other industrial laser source available, giving extreme intensities. The single mode spot is often “too good”, as there is risk of it passing between gaps in butt joining. By taking the “excess of the beam quality” and use this to reshape the wave front of the beam into multiple spots in the laser fusion zone, new possibilities has arisen.

Research results from welding with multiple spots are presented where weld profiles are designed from multiple spots. Further results on using multiple spots to repair blowouts in laser welding will be presented.

Klaus Schütt Hansen holds a Master in mechanical engineering from DTU and a PhD, “Multi beam fiber laser welding”, from Aalborg University. He has been with IPU since 2008 with focus on thermal processes and solutions for the industry.
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Tour of Lindoe Component and Structure Testing

Transport by busses

14:00 - 14:30

Henrik Hjelmsø, Covi Precision

14:30 - 15:00 Production and Quality of Laser Cladding Additive Manufacturing

Peter Tommy Nielsen, Team Manager, Force Technology

15:00 - 15:20 Break
15:20 - 15:50
Laser technology in large two-stroke engines

Jesper Vejlø Carstensen, Senior Research Engineer, MAN Energy Solutions

MAN Energy Solutions drive the transition towards a carbon-neutral world and create pioneering solutions to master the technical and operational challenges of decarbonization. Higher combustion pressures and temperatures increase the engine efficiency, and cleaner fuels improve the environment.

But this is very challenging for the engine components. Laser technology is a flexible tool to obtain surface properties, which can resist the combustion chamber environment in decarbonized engines.

Jesper Vejlø Carstensen holds a Ph.D. in materials science from DTU. He works as Senior Research Engineer at MAN Energy Solutions in Copenhagen with focus on metallurgy and surface technology, and he has been with the company since 2002.
15:50 - 16:20

Lars Weber, MarineShaft A/S

16:20 - 16:30 Closing remarks

Benefits of Industrial manufacturing with laser technology

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Registration fee
Members of ATV-SEMAPP or other promoting organizations: DKK 2,150
Non-members: DKK 2,775
M.Sc. students: DKK 200 & Ph.D. students: DKK 975 (Membership is free of charge. Early bird discount does not apply)
All prices are exclusive of 25 % VAT..
Early bird discount of DKK 200 when registering before 12 August 2019.

The fee includes talks, breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks.

Registration is binding, however substitutions are accepted at any time.

Please do not hesitate to contact ATV-SEMAPP by e-mailing or phoning Jytte Laursen +45 4525 4898 or Charlotte Leser +45 4525 4899.