When a laser collar tames the arc

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An example of hybrid technology in its purest form has been developed and built by the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT for the DVS research project “KoaxHybrid.” In Aachen, the institute engineers have developed a new optical system with glass substrates and an arc torch which unites gas metal arc (GMA) welding and laser material deposition with an annular beam, thus creating a completely new process. Interested parties can find out how the COLLAR Hybrid process can be used to increase the welding speed and the deposition rate in metallic 3D printing at a specialist congress organized by DVS - Deutscher Verband für Schweißen und verwandte Verfahren e. V. (German Welding Society) from September 19 to 21 in Koblenz.