Manual laser welding is an innovative process that has been studied at ifw Jena for several years. With the "laser gun", thin sheets in particular can be joined quickly and easily. The welding devices are easy to operate and allow flexible and mobile use for a wide variety of applications. Currently, two hand-held laser welding systems and rooms equipped with comprehensive laser protection equipment are available at ifw Jena.
With the extension of the DVS-PersZert system to include the examination certificate for manual laser welding, companies are given the basic prerequisite for later using the procedure in regulated areas. The procedure enables welders to carry out their welding work more efficiently.
At ifw Jena, courses on laser hand welding with a final examination are now offered. Our colleagues from the laser technology and welding technology departments advise companies on the acquisition and use of the systems and clarify legal and safety-related issues. The systems can also be tested directly at ifw Jena.
The use of laser beams also places demands on workplace safety. The applications in the company require that a person has been appointed as a laser protection officer.
Our laser safety officer training teaches the risks and health hazards posed by laser beams and methods of laser protection in the workplace. At our laser facilities, participants can learn about laser safety precautions in practice and apply their acquired knowledge in exercises. The next laser safety officer training course will take place on December 6 and 7, 2023