Kettering-based Carrs Welding Technologies has increased the thickness at which it can weld metal with a laser system that can weld material more than 5mm thick, as well as aluminium work pieces.
Carrs started in business repairing and refurbishing moulds in 1992. By the late 1990s the family-owned company had invested in laser welding equipment. Carrs can perform laser welds on titanium, stainless steels, high carbon steels, copper, aluminium and high grade nickel alloys.
‘We have nine systems installed for welding all nature of jobs, small, medium and large,’ says Phil Carr. He is Carrs’ managing director. ‘Most of our production work is carried out on our four Trumpf solid-state laser systems. The first was installed in 2003.’
Carrs purchased the Trumpf TruDisk 4002 solid-state laser welding system. The TruDisk 4002 can weld material above 5mm thick, as well as aluminium work pieces. Carr plans to investment in a 6kW laser system next.