Hello again everyone! I am a newbie with my laser welder,
about 2 months. It is a Crafford, about 8 years old, that I bought
from a jeweler that was upgrading. My question is "Why do my welds
sometimes have a distinct crack down the center?"
Hello Chad, Working with laserwelding for a couple of years, I
noticed also small cracks over the centre of the weldspot sometimes.
The only reason I can figure out is the rapid cooling of the weldspot
so the stress on that spot gives a crack from shrinkage of the metal.
Sometimes when welding titanium without gasprotection (not advicable)
the crack can be strong enough to destroy the connection.