HLAW - Client Benefits

Hybrid welding is not for everyone

It may mean adjusting cutting/machining operations and require changes to downstream operations to fully benefit from the substantial productivity, quality and cost-efficiency gains. Successful implementation assumes access to qualified engineering and technical staff, and introducing such a game-changing new process demands serious investment, not only in terms of resources, but in total commitment from senior management. For those with the right industrial and product profile, however, the potential gains are huge.

From rolling stock and containers, shipbuilding and the offshore industry to construction, pipeline production and the energy sector, this hybrid process will transform your bottom line. If your business is high-volume industrial fabrication, featuring moderate batch sizes and a low part mix, Hybrio™ could be the answer.

Stronger, stiffer, lighter

Lower heat input and higher traverse speeds mean this unique fusion of welding technologies is especially suitable for joining high-performance carbon and stainless steels to create stronger, stiffer, lighter products. Furthermore, the unique characteristics of the Hybrio™ process slash consumables costs and downstream post-weld rework requirements.

Even better, this sophisticated technology is easy to operate. Controlled from a user-friendly PC interface, this flexible, fully-automated weld process requires no advanced operator training. This translates into lower labour costs, increased reliability and accelerated throughput. The result is greater process efficiency, higher overall productivity, enhanced weld quality – and higher margins.

Gear up for higher speeds, lower costs – and a broader client base

Hybrid laser welding is about more than manufacturing capability. It's about growing your business and enhancing multiple aspects of production. Welding speeds 3-5 times higher than MIG/MAG - GMAW and up to ten times higher than Submerged Arc Welding/SAW with heat input reduced by up to 80-90%. Operational savings can be expected of around 50% compared to MIG/MAG - GMAW and still greater compared with SAW. Most importantly, the unique benefits of deep penetration and low distortion present a whole new range of exciting product opportunities, based on the huge potential of the latest high-performance alloys and advanced lightweight structure designs.