Uhrenfedern und Gehäuse
One of the first industrial uses for lasers was to weld balance wheels, which determine the timing of mechanical clockwork mechanisms. Even today, this is a common use for lasers, and laser welding remains the industrial standard. In addition to joining watch springs, the industry uses laser micro-welding in the production of bezels, housings, and metal straps. Laser technology can also be used for a wide variety of marking processes, ranging from numbering components to marking design elements on virtually any material. Decorative layers measuring just micrometers add a finishing touch to watch housings, while hard material coatings protect against daily wear and tear. TRUMPF Hüttinger provides the ideal process power supplies for this.