More and more cities around the globe are opting for electric buses made by BYD. One of the strengths of this Chinese company is its in-house expertise in high-performance batteries. Laser technology is used to weld their highly sensitive components.
The automotive industry has greatly accelerated development of the laser as a cutting tool. Lasers can now process 3D components so quickly that machine operators are practically left behind. Hujer Lasertechnik GmbH, however, is keeping pace.
Pro-beam, TRUMPF and the ifs are moving the process for the low-pressure, spatter-free laser welding of powertrain components into industrial application.
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“Wherever production is high, there’s a similar need for lasers and laser systems. This increasingly applies to China, now and in the future,” says Günther Weinmann, General Manager Laser Technology at TRUMPF China.