Industrial Laser Trends

Battery Module Busbar Welding: Lasers vs. Ultrasonic
By Keven Tremblay on June 26, 2024

Ultrasonic welding and laser welding have emerged as prominent technologies for making busbar connections in EV battery modules. While both technologies can be automated and offer the quality and precision needed for battery manufacturing, there are important differences to consider

Laser Automation: What You Need to Know
By Guillaume Jobin on June 11, 2024

Lasers are ideal for industrial automation. Not only do they have the potential to increase productivity and repeatability, but they also possess key characteristics that facilitate automation. Examples include remote capabilities, low maintenance, almost no consumables and waste products, and minimal dust.

The EV Battery Manufacturing Process: Step by Step
By Stéphane Melançon on June 05, 2024

The battery is the most expensive part in an electric car, so a reliable manufacturing process is important to prevent costly defects. Electric vehicle batteries are also in high demand, which puts pressure on manufacturers to maximize production without compromising quality. As a result, robot automation is almost everywhere during battery manufacturing.

Laser Welding Cell for Batteries – Speed and Precision
By Keven Tremblay on May 15, 2024

With the rapid growth of EVs in the automotive industry, battery welding has become an important challenge to keep up with demanding production requirements. At Laserax, we have developed a laser welding cell that addresses these challenges.

4 Types of Metal Surface Treatments with Lasers (+9 Examples)
By Catherine Veilleux on May 14, 2024

Laser surface treatments can be used on almost all types of metals, including carbon steel, cast iron, aluminum, molybdenum, and magnesium. They can remove contaminants and coatings (laser cleaning), modify the surface roughness (laser texturing), harden surfaces (laser hardening), and add materials to surfaces to improve surface properties (laser cladding).

Automated Laser Welding: What You Need to Know
By Keven Tremblay on May 14, 2024

Not so long ago, CO2 lasers were the only lasers available for laser welding—and they had important limitations for automation. The arrival of fiber laser technology has drastically changed the landscape, offering high speed, high precision, low maintenance, and rock-solid stability through movements and vibrations.

What Is Industrial Laser Ablation?
By Xavier Godmaire on May 01, 2024

Laser ablation occurs when a laser beam removes material from a localized area. Used in various industrial applications, this process can create permanent marks (laser marking), remove contaminants and coatings from surfaces (laser cleaning), modify a part’s roughness (laser texturing), cut through a surface (laser cutting) and much more.

Laser Welding Copper: Fiber, Blue, or Green Lasers?
By Catherine Veilleux on April 30, 2024

Industrial laser welding of copper is in growing demand. One reason is the electrification of the automotive industry, where various electrical components are made of copper to improve electrical and thermal conductivity. 

Robot-Assisted Laser Welding for Emerging Applications
By Keven Tremblay on April 24, 2024

Lasers and robotics are both used by manufacturers for their speed and precision. It’s natural that these two technologies frequently work hand in hand in production lines to perform laser welding.