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Epoxy Laser Cleaning Application for Electric Motors
By Catherine Veilleux on April 12, 2023

To ensure that e-motors preserve their efficiency over time, manufacturers protect conductive parts from contaminants with epoxy coating. Laser cleaning can be used to remove epoxy before laser welding and to remove contaminants before applying epoxy, ensuring a clean surface in both cases

How Laser Weld Monitoring Systems Work
By Stéphane Melançon on April 07, 2023

Laser welding needs to be controlled to detect bad welds and ensure quality. Ensuring good weld quality is getting more challenging, as laser welding is increasingly used for micro welding applications that demand more precision, like battery tab welding in the automotive industry. 

Electric Motor Manufacturing - 7 Ways the Industry is Changing
By Stéphane Melançon on April 07, 2023

We often think of the electrification of the industry as a movement away from fossil fuels to reduce global emissions. But there are other, less obvious implications that are affecting electric motor manufacturers and consumers.

Laserax Moves European Operations to New Location in Germany
By David Maltais on March 14, 2023

Canadian company Laserax solidifies its presence in the European automotive industry by moving its German office from Bremen to Bad Krozingen.

What is a Hairpin Motor - Benefits & Assembly Process
By Stéphane Melançon on February 23, 2023

The advantages brought by hairpin motors are making electric vehicles more competitive not only with previous generations of EVs, but also with combustion engines. They are more efficient, have a higher power density and thermal performance, and are simpler to manufacture.

Laser Spot Welding & Laser Seam Welding in 2024
By Stéphane Melançon on February 14, 2023

Laser spot welding is a welding process that uses the power of a laser beam to join two metal surfaces at a single spot. Laser seam welding is when surfaces are welded over a long, continuous surface.

Wire Bonding Machines: Types, Limitations, & Laser Alternative
By Stéphane Melançon on February 14, 2023

Wire bonding machines are widely used in the aerospace, semiconductor, solar cells, microelectronics, and EV battery industries. In this article, we’ll go over the types of wire bonders, discuss their limitations, and present how laser welding is used to overcome these challenges in the automotive industry.

Laser Structuring: Applications & Benefits for Metal Surfaces
By Catherine Veilleux on January 18, 2023

In metal manufacturing, laser structuring is increasingly used to prepare surfaces for adhesive bonding and thermal spray coating, creating a surface texture that improves adhesion while removing contaminants that could interfere with it.

Surface Processing: Which Process is Best for My Application?
By Guillaume Jobin on December 12, 2022

A wide range of surface processes are used in manufacturing to improve part surfaces. They can add material layers to a surface, remove undesired materials from a surface, reshape a surface, or modify the properties of a surface. In this article, we’ll go over different types of surface processes and technologies to learn which one is good for what application.