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What is Bond Strength and How Is It Measured
By Catherine Veilleux on March 15, 2024

Bonds are an important part of a wide range of products, from EV batteries to aerospace components. To ensure the products’ safety and long-term quality, these bonds must be reliable and durable. Especially when they are exposed to stresses, loads, and high levels of energy. To achieve this, strong bonds are needed.

Laser Engravers for Metal Guide (CO2 vs. Fiber vs. Diode)
By Guillaume Jobin on March 14, 2024

While fiber lasers, CO2 lasers, and diode lasers can all be used to engrave metal, the kind of laser engraver you need depends on how you want to use it. If you run a production line, you’ll need a fiber laser. If you have small business or just want to do DIY projects as a beginner, a CO2 laser or a diode laser may be sufficient.

How to Remove Aluminum Oxidation - 4 Methods Explained
By Alex Fraser on March 11, 2024

Oxide removal is essential to prevent weld contamination, maximize the bond strength of coatings and adhesives, and increase part durability. Laser cleaning, mechanical abrasives, pickling chemicals and other chemicals have all proven effective in cleaning oxidized aluminum.

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.

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.