Jay Reddick, Laser Welding Manager for Estes Design and Manufacturing, was invited and presented as part of the ALWA panel held during the Great Designs in Steel (www.autosteel.org) seminar in Detroit, MI. His presentation, entitled “Creating Cosmetic Welds in Light Gauge Sheet Metal” was focused on educating the seminar attendees on the applications of 3D, or 5 axis, laser welding in a job shop environment.
Topics within his presentation included:
• Financial Benefits of Laser Welding • Quality Benefits of Laser Welding • General Applications for Laser Welding • Design Considerations for Laser Welding
Estes was one of the first companies in the country to bring 3D laser welding technology and equipment to job shop metal fabricating and apply the technology to lower-volume, complex manufacturing type products. Estes has become an expert in the practical applications of laser welding for industries including automotive, medical, furniture, and appliance.