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The Technology Behind Laser Welding

Laser Welding Pomona, Ca.Great article on Science Daily about the technology behind laser welding, it’s use and applications. For anyone who uses or needs this technology for products, work, etc. this article gives great detail and insight into the process. This is an emerging technology and has many implications regarding uses and potential.

“On its surface, the work is deceptively simple: Shoot a high-power laser beam onto a piece of metal for a fraction of a second and see what happens. But researchers say the physics of laser welding is surprisingly complex. A better understanding of the interaction between laser and metal could give industry more control over laser welding, a technology that is becoming increasingly popular in manufacturing.

For the past three years, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have been collecting data on the most fundamental aspects of laser welding. The scope of their study is narrow, but the measurements of this complicated process are more accurate and comprehensive than any data ever collected on the subject, the researchers say.”

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*Photo Credit: Paul Williams/NIST

Okamoto ACC 12-24 DX Hydraulic Feed Wet Surface Grinder

This is a sample of the kind of equipment we have here at the B & D Welding Shop. We keep up to date on the latest and most precision equipment to best serve our customers all over Southern California.


Precision Grinder

The ACC-12•24 is a next generation automatic type surface grinder that provides the reliability and simplicity of electronic control while still providing “hands-on” operation.

It incorporates the proven design and construction features that have made Okamoto automatic surface grinders the preferred choice for users worldwide.


  • Highly rigid construction with wide frame that eliminates table overhang.
  • Double Vee table slides.
  • User-friendly MDI Control set-up. Touch Pad Control for Cross and Vertical Rapid Feeds.
  • Teach Function for Crossfeed Position.
  • Micro Feeder standard.
  • High-accuracy flat and form grinding with programmable dressing and dress compensation.
  • AC driven vertical feed with minimum increment of 0.00005″.
  • Manual Pulse Generator also built into control.
  • All functions integrated into control.
Keeping Up With Technology

Keeping Up With Technology

In addition to high quality of work and having great, well trained staff, being a leader in the field demands that we stay up to date with the latest technologies when it comes to equipment.

B & D Precision Welding is pleased to announce the addition of a new Okuma L250/L2000L CNC lathe. The new CNC lathe allows us to provide the latest technology, needed to better serve our customers requests.

Technology moves very fast in the Micro Welding and Machining space, so it is imperative that companies competing in this space keep up, that’s one of the things that separates B & D Precision Welding from it’s competitors.

B & D is committed to and continually works on updating the machines in the shop. This allows the company to be ready at all times for the most difficult or challenging job, as well as enabling us to meet tight job deadlines, fast turnarounds, minimize downtimes/repairs and still maintain the highest quality.