ROCHESTER HILLS, MI--Rapid prototyping company 3-Dimensional Services has added laser welding and metallurgical analysis equipment to its shop floor.

The company will use the equipment to prototype parts and prove assembly processes. The company has already used the equipment to prototype parts for fuel injectors, transmissions, fuel cells, exhaust systems, pressure transducers and supplemental restraint systems.

The laser welding system consists of an 8-kilowatt, high-frequency CO2 laser and a three-axis, bridge-type workstation. The laser can produce high-strength welds with a penetration of up to 15 millimeters. It has a work envelope of 2 feet by 3 feet, and can perform rotational, linear and contour welding.

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