Industrial Laser Trends

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.

How to Choose a Laser Ablation Machine
By Alex Fraser on October 10, 2022

Laser ablation machines are increasingly used in the manufacturing and automotive industries. They are a popular option to meet short cycle times, automate processes, reduce operating costs, and add precision to ensure high-quality results.

High-Power Laser Systems for Industrial Applications
By Alex Fraser on September 16, 2022

In the manufacturing industry, engineers are constantly developing solutions made possible by high-power lasers. They are mainly used to mark, clean, texture, weld, and cut materials faster and meet short cycle times in production lines.

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?

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.