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Tom Graham

Tom Graham is Key Accounts Group Manager for ABICOR BINZEL. Tom is an expert in Welding Engineering, having authored several white papers and presenting on the subjects of robotic welding, automation, laser optics, and wire feeding. Tom is a graduate of the Ohio State University in Welding Engineering with an MBA in Operations Management from Ball State.
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Recent Posts

Keys to Laser Welding Lap and Edge Joints

Posted by Tom Graham on Sep 16, 2019 9:52:38 AM

As material selections in automotive manufacturing move further into the high-strength realm, along with the more prevalent usage of difficult-to-weld materials such as aluminum, developing robust processes for joining these materials becomes ever more critical. Adaptation of technologies such as real-time seam tracking, gap bridging, beam oscillation, and integrated clamping to laser-related processes allows for them to be used in a more mainstream approach.

Topics: Laser Welding

BINZEL USA Teams with Novarc Technologies for collaborative Spool Welding Robot

Posted by Tom Graham on Apr 4, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Novarc Technologies and ABICOR BINZEL USA, Inc. are pleased to announce the world’s first collaborative Spool Welding Robot (SWR) is now available for demonstrations at Har-Bach (formerly known as Red Rock USA) in Houston, Texas.

Topics: Company News

Seam Tracking for Laser Welding and Brazing

Posted by Tom Graham on Apr 28, 2017 8:33:18 AM

One of the biggest hurdles in any automated joining system is the ability to find and track the joint in a consistent nature. Joint quality can be poor due to a number of variables including the standard variance in upstream parts supply or simply poor joint design from either a process or product perspective. Firstly, there is the variation that is inherent in single parts and the overall stack up.

Topics: Laser Welding

The Rise of Aluminum Welding in the Auto Industry

Posted by Tom Graham on Jan 4, 2017 10:22:58 AM

The drive to make vehicles lighter and more efficient while retaining durability and usefulness has led to a push to increase the use of aluminum in the building of vehicles, more so than ever before. While aluminum has been a key material in vehicle production for nearly a century, recent changes by major car makers such as General Motors and Ford have really increased the use of it.

Topics: Aluminum Welding, Laser Welding