Laser Technology for the EV Industry
The rapid rise in the demand and production of electric vehicles is shaking the automotive industry. Battery and electric motor components have quality and production requirements that are driving manufacturers to upgrade their installations to take part in this new automotive era.
Laser technology is a pillar in the EV transformation. It is used to mark, clean and weld a wide variety of parts, including busbars, battery packs, housings, cells, modules, cans, caps, lids, foils, tabs, and hairpins. Fiber lasers give manufacturers a faster, cleaner, and more sustainable alternative to traditional mechanical methods, paving the way for the future of EV manufacturing.
Laser Applications in the EV Industry
Foolproof traceability starts with a high-contrast and durable mark. With our high-speed lasers, you can achieve just that while maintaining your production goals.
The best way to control quality is to control the process. With their micron precision, fiber lasers can perfectly clean metal surfaces to prepare them for welding, bonding, and other processes. Laser cleaning can also be used for surface texturing and structuring to add even more possibilities to your manufacturing processes.
With their high speed and small heat-affected zone, pulsed fiber lasers are ideal to weld a high number of small areas. They allow manufacturers to achieve a high welding quality while facilitating automation.
EV PARTS BENEFITING FROM LASER TECHNOLOGY
Lasers play a key role in the production of lithium-ion battery, ensuring the highest level of productivity and reliability. Applications includes:
The battery pack is the central part of an electric car. Laser applications include:
Electric motor manufacturing can benefit from laser applications for cleaner, faster and more reliable results. Lasers are used in all assemblies—including differentials, hairpins, busbars, rotor shafts, gear wheels, stators and housings—to replace less efficient mechanical processes.
The Benefits of Laser Technology in the EV Industry
Lasers come in different power configurations which can be scaled to meet all types of production requirements. In most situations, manufacturers are better off with a single high-power laser than multiple low-power ones, as they can minimize footprint and complexity.
Control Quality with
a Precise Process
With its unmatched precision, laser technology is the best way to control the quality of your manufacturing processes. Laserax’s vision expertise allows us to combine our lasers’ high precision with sensor cameras to achieve near perfect repeatability regardless of positioning variations.
By replacing polluting technologies with greener ones, laser technology is in line with the goals of the EV industry. Fiber lasers operate without consumables and have a longer operating life than alternatives, reducing waste management and equipment maintenance.