The very rapid welding of this hydraulic cylinder valve using laser welding is a good example of several of the benefits of laser welding. The inner tabular body of the valve is made by joining dissimilar steel (one magnetic the other not) together before the valve is assembled The end caps can be welded on at high speed without damaging the internal components of the valve. The whole process lends itself to a highly automated production method capable of producing hundreds of valves/hour.
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