From March 14 -16 KUKA presented its knowhow at the LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017 in Shanghai, China. The main trade fair in Asia for the photonics industry is particularly tailored to the requirements of the Chinese market. The LASER World of PHOTONICS is the only fair in the Asian region that covers the wide spectrum of the photonics: from research and development to the application in the industry – in individual components or in entire production plants.
And KUKA Industries is right at the forefront. The visitors were particularly excited about the exhibited application. A gantry robot in combination with the friction stir welding technology had a strong appeal and attracted the visitors´ attention for the KUKA booth. In this joining process a rotating pin is traversed along the contact surfaces between the workpieces. The frictional heat plasticizes the material, which is welded together. This process is used for example in automobile manufacturing, aerospace or in the electronics industry. Hence numerous visitors and potential international customers could convince themselves of the KUKA welding expertise and the customized solutions at the booth.