The ALW is equipped with a large work plate for positioning and moving the workpiece. The joystick for axis movement can be fixed anywhere on the work plate and the high-responsiveness of the system allows the axes to follow the joystick movement directly and exactly. Workpieces of up to 350 kg can be processed quickly and precisely on X, Y, or Z axes, either manually with the joystick, semi-automatic with preset axis speed or in fully automatic mode (with WINLaser NC software). An optional tiltable turntable is obtainable for welding cylindrical workpieces as well. The closed laser-secure working chamber makes the ALW a laser-safe machine so it can be used in a normal production environment with a minimum of safety measures. The ALW with 100 or 150 watts are best suited for repair and deposit welding on tools and molds. The ALW with 200 or 300 watts meets the increased demands of industries and trades, allowing people to complete welding jobs on materials such as aluminum, precious metals, titanium, and sensitive alloys. The many strengths of the ALW system are demonstrated in work such as repair welding, manufacturing of tools and molds, welding of demanding material, manufacturing of medical components and sensors, precision technology, and sheet metal processing.