Laser use in automotive manufacturing dates back to Ford Motor Co in the mid-’70s. Lasers were used initially for underbody 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.
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, and more.
In this modern industrial age, there are still delays caused by inefficient and outdated processes in production lines. Outfitting a laser to a gantry arm is not going to fix anything. By partnering with our customers, we have developed and customized a true, future proof solution that fits their needs and budgets.
We have automotive industry clients aren’t just looking for a new machine, they are searching for an innovative, time-reducing, and cost-saving solutions to bottle-necked, manual processes. It’s not just the big automotive giants, but part suppliers too. Recently, part manufacturers to Tesla Motors, Ford, Mercedes Benz, and BMW called on our laser expertise to update their factories and optimize their production line.
The ability to easily integrate laser systems with existing robots is also particularly attractive to the automotive industry. This allows their capital investment to remain relatively low while providing versatility and redeployment for future needs. 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 costs and generate ROI by fulfilling more orders – faster.
- Reduce the cost of operation: low power consumption limited to no maintenance
- Unmatchable speed, accuracy, and precision
- Ability to easily cut almost any material – especially highly reflective metals
- No additional learning curve – CNC controls with G-Code programming
- Longest lasting lasers of any type
- Expandable: from 2” x 2”, robot arms, 6’ x12’ large format table to custom sizes
- Safe, easy to operate, and 24/7 365 operating longevity