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Frequently Asked Questions about the MAX Photonics MA1-Series

MAX Photonics MA1, the powerful handheld laser welding machine that takes your welding to a higher level. Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the specifications, capabilities and safety of this innovative device. Read on to find out more and discover how the MAX Photonics MA1 series can improve your welding processes.

What is the price of Max Photonics MA1 series?

For the price of the Max Photonics X1 W-1500, please contact us. We would be happy to provide a customized quote based on your specific needs and requirements. Request your quote here

Which gases are used for laser welding? 

In laser welding, inert gases such as argon and nitrogen are used.

Can I weld aluminum with the MAX Photonics X1 W-1500?

Yes, aluminum can be welded excellently with nitrogen. Laser welding is actually the only welding process where aluminum can be welded without filler wire. The high welding speed and low heat input minimize common issues in aluminum welding, such as distortion, post-processing, and cracking.

Is it possible to weld copper or brass with this device?

Yes, manual laser welding of copper and brass is possible. For pure copper, CuSi wire is used, and perfect weld seams can be achieved. Again, distortion and discoloration are minimal, making the process straightforward.

Is the MAX Photonics MA1 series safe to use?

Yes, the machine is fully CE tested and also undergoes additional product and risk analyzes according to German standards. However, it is important to note that it is a class 4 laser device, which means that the laser beam is used "open" and reflection radiation can occur in the environment. To ensure safety, the customer must demarcate the welding zone with approved curtains, screens or a complete cabin. BGA Laser Welding supplies the necessary safety equipment, but customers also have the freedom to create a zone that meets the safety regulations. The use of proper welding goggles and good ventilation or point fume extraction are strongly recommended. Combustible substances in the environment must be removed, as they can be ignited remotely by the laser beam.

Up to what plate thicknesses can be welded with the MAX Photonics MA1 series?

Steel: up to 4.5 mm • Stainless steel: up to 4.5 mm • Aluminium: up to 4 mm • Brass/copper: up to 3 mm Although larger thicknesses are possible, the desired weld depth (A-value) cannot be achieved with thicker plate thicknesses. This has nothing to do with the wattage of the machine. Even with a higher wattage or a double wire feed, you can only weld wider, not thicker. It is important to limit the plate thickness within the strength calculation. Watch our video demonstrating a fillet weld on a 10 mm plate thickness, without filler wire and with a mill scale.

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