Industrial Laser Trends
Plasma Cleaning vs. Laser Cleaning: What’s the Difference?
Many manufacturers have trouble grasping the difference between laser cleaning and plasma cleaning. After all, both are non-contact processes that do not require solvents or chemicals like chemical cleaning, and they are sought after to replace abrasive techniques like sandblasting and dry ice blasting.
Thermal Spray Coating: Processes & Surface Preparation
Nowadays, parts and products are often subjected to harsh conditions that result in wear, erosion, abrasion, and corrosion. To prevent this from happening, they need protective coatings. While many coating deposition methods exist, thermal spray coating is one of the most popular, chosen for its speed and versatility.
Laser Cleaners: What You Need to Know
Laser cleaning systems are making their way as great alternatives to traditional surface cleaning methods likes chemical cleaning and abrasive blasting. Manufacturers who need clean metal surfaces are increasingly looking at laser cleaning as an environmentally friendly, cost-effective solution that provides more consistent results.
Can Lasers Replace Thermal Spray Masking Tapes and Grits?
Masking tapes have long been used to prevent specific areas from being spray coated or grit blasted. But did you know that lasers provide a faster and more reliable alternative that’s easier to automate?
What Is Abrasive Grit Blasting and Is Laser Texturing Better?
There are now countless ways to blast a surface due to the variety of abrasive materials. But abrasive blasting systems come with important downsides. Most manufacturers are used to manage these downsides, but others are turning to alternatives like laser texturing—especially when precision is needed or when processing a large number of parts.
7 Considerations Before Laser Engraving Metals
Laser technology has come a long way since the introduction of the first laser in 1960. Nowadays, it is considered one of the best marking solutions for engraving metals, as it provides high-contrast, high-quality identifiers in all types of production lines.
Battery Pack Manufacturing Technologies
Electric vehicle battery packs have complex requirements since they need to withstand large temperature ranges and vibrations. In this article, we will explore the complexities of EV battery manufacturing technologies.
5 Coating Removal Methods with Examples
Whether you’re looking to remove phosphate coating, e-coating, powder coating, or epoxy, there is not a single method that works best for all applications. Laser cleaning, chemical stripping, abrasive blasting, burn-off ovens, induction heating, and other methods all come with different benefits and limitations.
Electric Vehicle Battery Cells Explained
EV batteries are composed of cells, and there are many types of cells. In this article, we will break them down in categories and go over the most important types. We will also discuss possible future cell types and how they can change the automotive industry.