Lasers Make Cars Better
The automotive industry faces countless challenges around the world, such as: lighter, safer, smarter, environmentally friendlier. Laser processes deliver exceptional flexibility with high robustness, and meet tough safety standards.
Laser Tools Offer
- Increased productivity
- Further enhancement with trajectory planning
- Material and weight savings
- Enhanced sustainability thanks to lower fuel consumption
- Greater safety
- More design flexibility
- More process monitoring for higher product quality
Typical Laser Scan Applications in the Automotive Industry
Welding of plastics e.g. contactless welding of containers or headlights
Laser drilling for micrometer-exact fabrication of injection nozzles etc.
Laser cutting of installable parts, airbags and other technical textiles (e.g. CFRP)
Laser hardening of highly stress-subjected mechanisms for minimized wear and tear
Laser perforation e.g. for defined breaking points in airbag fittings
Laser structuring for surface treatment, minimizing friction losses, and tool mould making for interior fitting components
Laser marking day/night labeling of displays or controls, laser marking of nameplates, laser labeling of parts for batch tracking
Functionalizing via laser cleaning processes for preparation of bonding surfaces, paint removal, degreasing, creating oxide layers etc.
Additive manufacturing for example for customized component manufacturing
Lasers as Tools
By transforming lasers into universal tools, scanning solutions help to add functionality and value to materials. SCANLAB's broad palette of scanning solutions fulfills demands for higher speed, more precision, greater efficiency or improved environmental compatibility.