Industrial Laser Trends
While laser welding is known for its ability to produce high-quality welds at high speeds, integrating this technology into EV battery production lines presents unique challenges.
EV manufacturers need to work with laser and automation experts that know how to address these challenges if they want to achieve a high yield and produce at a high rate.
Fiber laser cleaners are becoming increasingly popular to clean metal surfaces due to their many advantages over traditional cleaning methods like sandblasting and chemical cleaning.
Thermally conductive adhesives such as tapes, films, and glues are used to bond heat-generating components to heat sinks. Thermal adhesives not only conduct heat, but they can also provide structural integrity, electrical insulation, or electrical conductivity.
In EV battery manufacturing, adhesives are increasingly used to bond components. They are replacing mechanical fasteners as well various joining technologies. Unlike screws, bolts, and welding, structural adhesives provide a range of benefits beyond the bond.
The surface treatment of metals is the process of modifying a metal surface to alter its properties. Examples of surface treatments include electroplating, anodizing, phosphate conversion coating, galvanizing, thermal spray coating, laser cleaning, and laser texturing. These treatments are used to improve surface properties like corrosion resistance, adhesion, conductivity, and wear resistance
Battery thermal management is essential in electric vehicles and energy storage systems to regulate the temperature of batteries. It uses cooling and heating systems to maintain temperature within an optimal range, minimize cell-to-cell temperature variations, enable supercharging, prevent malfunctions and thermal runaways, and maximize the battery’s life.
Surface finishing is the process of modifying a surface to improve specific properties, such as corrosion resistance, durability, adhesion, or appearance. The term encompasses a wide variety of processes, including deburring, coating, polishing, and texturing.
While dry ice blasting is praised for its advantages, it also comes with several disadvantages. In this article, we’ll go over the different aspects of dry ice blasting to better understand when it’s worth it, and which alternatives to consider.
Laser power is one of the most important parameters to consider when choosing a laser, as it plays a key role in determining the effectiveness of laser processes. In laser material processing, laser power directly impacts the speed of processes like laser welding, laser cleaning, laser texturing, laser cutting, and laser marking.