The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act sets aside $6 billion for grant awards to expand U.S.-based battery R&D.

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Laser Cleaning Application for Batteries

Lithium batteries are made up of porous electrodes made out of aluminum and copper foils. To increase cell energy density inactive materials are best removed. CleanTech™ Laser maximizes the energy potential of each and every battery that is produced. Pulsed laser technology can improve rechargeable batteries by increasing the electrode’s capacity up to 60%, and extend its lifetime by up to 30%.

Increase in manufacturing out-put and improvements in battery cell reliability are a direct result of adoption of CleanTech™ Lasers. This method of cleaning is a necessary part of the process for most batteries. Different types of batteries are put through a two-part manufacturing process, including being shipped form one manufacturing plant to another. Due to the shipping process, the surface of the battery will collect debris and various contaminates. Removal of manufacturing remains is essential and results in better adhesion and battery performance.

Traditional debris removal was executed through former mechanization that included sandblasting, dry ice blasting, and plasma cleaning. These methods are time-consuming and costly. Switching to CleanTech™ laser will reduce OSHA compliance fines, eliminate expensive and time consuming media disposal fees and is safer for employees.

Laser Cleaning Application

Below is a link to our latest video demonstrating the CleanTech™ Megacenter: BatteryMaster.

This unique system can be seamlessly installed anywhere on production lines, where it can eliminate all traces of oxidation from lithium-ion batteries with unmatched precision. This increases the reliability, stability, positioning accuracy, and processing time to a single speed, ultra-fast. The microscopic grooves our Application Engineers program into the laser will texturize the surface. This has been tested, proven, and recreated for multiple clients at Laser Photonics’ R&D Lab.

Benefits of upgrading to CleanTech™ laser technology? To conclude before batteries will experience more quality improvements, including but not limited to, lowering manufacturing cost, increased speed, safer, and less part damage.

Laser Texturing Application for Batteries

Texturing metal surfaces before welding enables a stronger metal-polymer joining by generating surface features that maximize contact. Laser texturing the battery’s surface creates better adhesion for process like wire bonding, Lithium battery labeling, and increases the surface area resulting in an increase of the conductivity by 300%.

In fact, the number of electric vehicles entering the market is increasing every day. One of the weaknesses is that heat diminishes the lifespan of an electric vehicle’s battery. An EV’s battery thermal management system transfers heat from the battery cells to the cooling loops. By increasing the surface area, we are able to expense more heat through the square-centimeter of metal. To conclude this is a better management the EV battery will last longer.

What are benefits of upgrading to laser texturing technology?
The laser technology in surface texturing applications replaces traditional methods by not using abrasive medias, lowering operation costs, extending battery life, precise programmed roughness values and patterns, minimal PPE, easy automated process, and longer equipment life.

Laser Marking Application for Batteries.

Marking helps streamline supply chain management. Visualizing and tracking products through the logistics process gives business an accurate look into their production rates and product batches. Optimization of your inventory process can strengthen your decision marking regarding your company’s future.

Protect your reputation! Technology is moving forward at the speed of light, and now we start to see the world of counterfeit goods emerge. Laser marking is permanent, easy to read, identify, and is counterfeit resistant. Ensure your customer that the products they are receiving are original parts. Fake products can do a lot of damage to your brand. Batteries are tested by performance and battery charge. You create a product that maximizes these core battery capabilities; do not let third parties stop you from success.

What are the benefits of introducing laser marking in the battery industry? Laser technology in surface texturing application replaces traditional methods by not using abrasive medias, lowering operation costs, precise programmed roughness values and patterns, minimal needs for PPE, easily automated process, longer equipment life.

Infrastructure Bill and Available Grants

In other words, demand for Lithium-Ion batteries to power electric vehicles and energy storage has seen growth, increasing from just 0.5 gigawatt-hours in 2010 to around 526 gigawatt hours a decade later. Demand is projected to increase 17-fold by 2030, bringing the cost of battery storage down, according to Bloomberg.

The Infrastructure and Jobs Act set aside $25 billion for energy technology demonstration projects and $6 billion for grant awards to expand US based battery research and development. The grants are awarded in minimum amounts of $50 million to $100 million, depending on the project and use. $150 million over the same period for a DOE program to jointly demonstrate long-duration demonstration projects with the Defense Department. It also includes $3 billion for battery materials processing grants. $3 billion for battery manufacturing and recycling grants. $125 million for battery recycling R&D and demonstration grants.

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About Laser Photonics Corporation

Laser Photonics Corporation, based in Orlando, Florida, is the leading industrial company in high-tech laser systems for laser cleaning, laser marking, laser cutting, laser engraving, 3D printing, and other materials processing applications. Our systems are currently and historically, used by manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, industrial, maritime, and medical industries around the world. The Laser Photonics brand is associated with a number of worldwide licenses and patents for innovative and unique laser products and technologies. Laser Photonics has, for over three decades, been the workhorse of industry-standard laser subtractive manufacturing. Laser Photonics systems have been implemented into the production and maintenance regimens of world-renowned organizations such as Sony, NIKE, 3M, Delphi, NNSY-Norfolk Naval Shipyard, NASA, Cannon Air Force Base, Eaton Aerospace, Blue Origin, GE, Caterpillar, Harley-Davidson, PPG, Eli Lilly, Smith & Nephew, Millipore, DuPont, Bosch, Gables Engineering, Champion Aerospace, Smith Aerospace, Metaldyne, and Heraeus.

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