Application Newsletter: Lasers in Automotive Industry
|Laser use in automotive manufacturing dates back to Ford Motor Co in the mid 70’s. Lasers were used initially for under body welding for an assembly line. Today, lasers are used in nearly every facet of the automotive industry, but there are some processes that are still labor and time intensive that need updating.
We have automotive industry clients who aren’t just looking for a new machine, they are searching for innovative, time reducing and cost saving solutions to bottlenecked, manual processes. It’s not just the big automotive giants, but the parts suppliers too. Recently, part suppliers to Telsa Motors, Ford, Mercedes Benz, and BMW called on our laser expertise to update their manufacturing processes.
Beyond metal cutting and welding, auto manufacturers are upgrading to laser cutting for vehicle sealing, custom luxury seats, interior components, airbags, and perforating fabric. The auto industry is also utilizing CleanTech laser cleaning systems (mold cleaning, part cleaning and surface prep), 3D metal printing and engraving marking (UID marking, barcoding, backlit panels/switches, glass marking, ablation, etching, marking,
In this modern industrial age, there are still delays caused by inefficient and outdated manufacturing processes. Simply outfitting a laser to a gantry arm is not going to fix anything. Partnering with our customers allows us to develop and customize a true, future proof solution that fits their needs and their budgets.
Our goal is to provide manufacturing customers with a faster, safer method of cutting, engraving, marking, and cleaning that can be repeated and operated 24-7. Solutions that will reduce operating cost and generate ROI by fulfilling more orders – faster.
|Why upgrade under performing equipment to innovative laser systems from Laser Photonics?
The ability to easily integrate with existing robots is also particularly attractive to the automotive industry as it allows their capital investment to remain relatively low while providing versatility and redeployment for future needs.