Advanced Manufacturing Media is a leading source for news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing in North America. With greater laser power being used to weld sheet metal, tubes, copper and aluminum, operators must deliver that power with a precision that avoids defects. With great power comes great responsibility, the saying goes. And with greater laser power being used to weld sheet metal, tubes, copper and aluminum, operators have a greater responsibility to deliver that power with a precision that avoids defects. For instance, Trumpf’s BrightLine Weld technology lets users of its TruDisk lasers apportion power to the inner and outer cores of a two-in-one fiber to produce the ideal join. And, multiple upgrades by IPG Photonics to its fiber laser portfolio refine welding through programmable adjustment of the output beam mode and monitoring technology that provides real-time feedback for crucial processing characteristics. Likewise, Miller Electric is employing multiple beam modes to optimize welding of coated steels, aluminum and dissimilar materials. Meantime, Prima Power Laserdyne is expanding its welding repertoire with continuous wave and quasi-c...