The team at Lewis M Carter Manufacturing was curious about how laser welders could help them, so they reached out to the nexAir team for their expertise on the new equipment. Jason Creel stepped in along with the Productivity Team to review their process. Knowing they needed higher quality welds, and lacked people capable of TIG welding, Jason and the Productivity Team knew the IPG LightWELD handheld laser welding system would be a good fit. The nexAir team went to the shop to demonstrate the laser welder on LMC’s parts and it was an instant success. The LMC crew was able to produce finished welds without needing to grind, polish or clean their welds. They also saw an increase in the speed of production by using the IPG LightWELD. The LightWELD allowed the LMC team to increase quality and speed without having to train and hire skilled welders. Since the purchase of their first LightWELD system, LMC has gone on to purchase 5 more welding systems and is continuing to implement automation into their process.