Industrial Laser Trends
Fiber lasers are ideal to engrave metal materials. If you don’t have the right information, choosing the right one will be challenging. But if you are willing to learn just the basics of fiber laser engraving, you can quickly identify the best laser engraver for your application.
Whether you are coating, bonding, welding, or assembling metal parts, surface preparation is essential to ensure the high quality of your product. Failure to do proper surface preparation can lead to quality issues.
Surface preparation is essential to ensure the success of adhesive bonding. It involves optimizing the surface of the substrate for a stronger bond with the adhesive. There are three primary aspects to surface preparation: removing contaminants, roughening the surface, and modifying the chemical composition.
Fiber laser welding is a welding process that uses a laser beam as the heat source. As non-contact tools, fiber lasers are low maintenance and offer fast welding speeds. The laser beam is highly precise and has a low heat input, which minimizes damage to the material
To ensure that e-motors preserve their efficiency over time, manufacturers protect conductive parts from contaminants with epoxy coating. Laser cleaning can be used to remove epoxy before laser welding and to remove contaminants before applying epoxy, ensuring a clean surface in both cases
Laser welding needs to be controlled to detect bad welds and ensure quality. Ensuring good weld quality is getting more challenging, as laser welding is increasingly used for micro welding applications that demand more precision, like battery tab welding in the automotive industry.
We often think of the electrification of the industry as a movement away from fossil fuels to reduce global emissions. But there are other, less obvious implications that are affecting electric motor manufacturers and consumers.
Canadian company Laserax solidifies its presence in the European automotive industry by moving its German office from Bremen to Bad Krozingen.