NIST studies laser welding (Video)

May 7, 2019

Read more about scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), who for the last three years have been collecting data on the most fundamental aspects of laser welding.

Watch a high-power laser melt brick into glass, and see steel stretch like chewing gum in a weld strength test, as NIST scientists explain how this work might someday help manufacturers make medical devices, cars, airplanes, laptops, cell phones, and more. Video by: Jennifer Lauren Lee/NIST. Music credit: Blue Dot Sessions (CC BY-NC 4.0) and Kevin MacLeod (CC BY 3.0). Photo credit: Paul Williams/NIST