Laser welding wires
Since 2007, Rofin-Baasel UK has been supplying an extensive range of laser welding wires to support and resource users of the Integral and Open laser welding systems. Many customers are using lasers for repair of injection mould tools, several other companies are using filler wire in the manufacture of medical devices where there is a need to have stainless steel or Titanium to match the surgical instruments they are manufacturing.
Ask for the latest pricelist and data pack where you can find full information on the alloys most commonly used, together with German Werkstoff numbers (e.g. 1.2344) and a breakdown of the percentage of each material contained in each wire. Most of the improved range of materials and diameters are currently held in stock at our Daventry office, allowing rapid delivery, and the new prices are lower due to supply chain improvements.
Wires are available with Certificates of Conformity, to ensure traceability and quality standards are met – all batches are marked with a reference number which can be compared against the chemical analysis of the batch from the material supplier.
Commonly used tool steels including H13, P20 and 420 stainless are in stock as well as some alloys with very high hardness for use on D2 or similar tools. In addition, there are a wide range of other stainless steel alloys for use in the medical device industry, including 17-4 PH and 316L stainless steels. Aluminium, copper, titanium and nickel alloys are also available and more specialist alloys can usually be sourced on demand if they are not in stock.
Wires typically come in packs of 100 straightened rods in 320 mm lengths and the most commonly used diameters range from 0.2 to 0.6 mm which are ideal for deposit welding by laser. Larger diameter wires, used for TIG welding, can also be sourced on demand. For larger volumes of wire, and where automatic feeding is required, the wires can be supplied on bobbins and sold by weight – enquire about your specific requirements for further details.
The image below shows a typical laser weld next to a welding wire (0.4 mm diameter) for scale.