Industrial Laser Trends

Plasma Cleaning vs. Laser Cleaning: What’s the Difference?
By Alex Fraser on September 10, 2022

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
By Alex Fraser on September 04, 2022

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
By Alex Fraser on July 29, 2022

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?
By Alex Fraser on July 13, 2022

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?
By Alex Fraser on July 13, 2022

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
By Guillaume Jobin on July 02, 2022

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
By Stéphane Melançon on June 23, 2022

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
By Alex Fraser on May 21, 2022

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
By Stéphane Melançon on May 06, 2022

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.