Laser-hybrid welding is a combination of processes consisting of MAG/MIG welding and CO2 laser beam welding. This system-integrated technology combines the advantages of both welding processes to allow large penetration depths at high welding speeds with the benefit of a low thermal load on the base material. The process is used in particular for the production of laser-welded profiles.
With the Dual LaserHybrid Process (DLHP®), simultaneous laser/MAG welding is combined with a special inductive thermal treatment of the steel. This is proven to reduce the risk of stress-induced cracking and breakage in the welding zone. Developed and patented by Stahlkontor, the system is suitable for a reliable, faster and more economical production of parts and components for armored vehicles of all types, rail vehicles, door systems and façade elements made of high-strength steel. Comparative ballistic and explosive tests have already been carried out successfully at the Bundeswehr Technical Centre 91.
Stahlkontor is a certified welding company in accordance with DIN EN ISO 3834-2 for defence technology, rail vehicles and plant and mechanical engineering and has approvals from the German Federal Office of Defense Technology pursuant to DIN 2303-Q2/Q3 BK1 (welding of mechanical engineering products), TL 2350-0003 (armored housing), certification pursuant to DIN EN 15085 -2 CL1 (welding of rail vehicles and vehicle components) and certification pursuant to EN 1090 -1 to -3 EXC 3 (welding certificate for the production of steel and aluminum structures).