Industrial Laser Trends
Pouch cells are the first choice for many manufacturers because of their high energy density, great power performances and other design advantages. While they are widely used in electric vehicles, automotive OEMs have strong opinions about whether they should be used.
Ultrasonic bonding, or ultrasonic welding, is an industrial welding process that uses ultrasonic vibrations to join plastics, metals, or dissimilar materials together. During welding, the joined materials are typically held together by a fixture and a sonotrode.
Each marking technology has its benefits and drawbacks. Between dot peening, inkjet printing, laser marking, and printed labels, the right solution is not always obvious. The key to choosing the best technology is to understand your marking requirements.
Manufacturers who need permanent markings for traceability typically have two options: dot peen marking or laser marking. Between these two technologies, the choice is not always easy.
Different types of lasers are needed for different applications. Based on their gain medium, lasers are classified into five main types: gas lasers, solid-state lasers, fiber lasers, liquid lasers (dye lasers), and semiconductor lasers (laser diodes).
Every capital investment is a huge decision, and buying a laser marking machine is no exception. Despite the high initial cost, the investment is worth every penny for a growing number of manufacturers.