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GKN Aerospace acquires Permanova
GKN Aerospace acquires Permanova to grow within sustainable additive manufacturing Permanova Lasersystem AB, a leader in advanced laser technology and cell integration, has been acquired by the global aerospace technology leader GKN Aerospace. The new ownership will strengthen our position as a trailblazer within additive manufacturing (AM). The acquisition, which enables GKN Aerospace to enhance…
Service that ensures the operation of your laser equipment
In order for our customers’ laser stations to maintain the highest levels of quality and operate as much as possible, Permanova has established its own service organisation. This enables us to assist with both preventative and emergency maintenance, covering everything from tool servicing to more urgent intervention in both Permanova’s laser stations and those of other manufacturers. In addition, regular preventative maintenance can help make any operational issues that do arise easier to rectify.
Additive manufacturing facilitates the fast and flexible manufacture of components
Additive manufacturing – sometimes referred to as AM, surfacing, 3D printing, and freeform manufacturing – is a method of many names. Additive manufacturing makes it possible to quickly and cost-effectively produce components whose properties (dimensions, geometry, weight, etc.) make them difficult or sometimes impossible to manufacture using other methods.
Lasers in industry improve product quality and production efficiency
How can selective hardening using lasers make products last longer? And how can production in the engineering industry be sped up by replacing traditional processing and manufacturing methods with laser methods? In this article, we explain how different laser processes can improve the quality of your products and make your production processes more efficient.
Laser hardening reinforces Engcon’s tiltrotators
An excavator needs to be flexible and technically advanced, as well as efficient, durable, and deliver consistent results. To satisfy these requirements, Engcon sought Permanova’s help to reinforce the material of its tiltrotators for its excavators by using laser hardening to harden various components. The result was fewer production stoppages for customers, and lower maintenance and servicing costs.
Connected laser processes for efficient production in Industry 4.0
In the transition to Industry 4.0, more and more processes and production chains are becoming interconnected. This is a technology that offers a number of advantages for those working with laser welding and additive manufacturing (AM).
A focus on laser welding when Permanova hosted Laser Day
The second Laser Day of the year took place on 17 October. It was hosted in Mölndal by Permanova Lasersystem AB, which organised the event in collaboration with Lasergruppen. The speakers included representatives from a variety of companies and industries, who talked about how lasers – in particular laser welding – has helped to strengthen their products and businesses.
How do you know if an investment in laser welding is profitable?
In this article we look at how to develop a business case together with a customer who is interested in laser welding. Although every project and company is unique, there is something that we and our customers need to do and be familiar with in order to offer the right kind of laser welding solution.
TIG, MIG, and MAG versus laser welding
What differentiates TIG, MIG, and MAG? What do they have in common, and what are the biggest differences compared with laser welding? Some basic similarities and differences between TIG, MIG, and MAG. TIG, MIG, and MAG all involve welding using a short arc.
“Our investment in laser welding equipment has generated new customers for us”
Brogren Industries firmly believes in using lasers in the production of high-tech products for mechanical industries. When the company identified a future need for laser-welded components among its customers, it took the plunge and invested in laser welding equipment from Permanova.