Industrial Laser Trends

The Challenges of Laser Welding Batteries
By Alex Fraser on February 23, 2024

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 Cleaning Machines: Solutions & Applications
By Guillaume Jobin on February 14, 2024

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.

How to Choose Thermally Conductive Adhesives
By Catherine Veilleux on February 05, 2024

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.

EV Battery Module Adhesives: Everything You Need to Know
By Catherine Veilleux on January 23, 2024

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.

Laser Surface Treatment of Metals
By Catherine Veilleux on December 22, 2023

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

All You Need to Know About Battery Thermal Management
By Stéphane Melançon on December 15, 2023

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.

What is Surface Finishing: Processes & Surface Finish Examples
By Catherine Veilleux on November 28, 2023

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.

Disadvantages of Dry Ice Blasting: Is It Worth It?
By Guillaume Jobin on November 28, 2023

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.

Understanding Laser Powers
By Catherine Veilleux on November 07, 2023

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.