Orbital Project

The ORBITAL Project (titled Design, development and evaluation of an orbital laser welding head) January 2011 due to the interest of implementing the laser welding process in industrial applications where orbital welding is needed.

A consortium of SMEs from Europe, consisting of companies with complementary expertises, have asked AIMEN (Spain), LABOR (Italy) and IWS-Fraunhofer (Germany) to design and develop an orbital laser welding head for using in tube to sheet applications.

 Prototype of the orbital laser welding head developed during the project
Laser welded joints




























The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 262455