As a core driving force in the field of industrial manufacturing, laser technology itself is constantly moving forward. In summary, the laser is moving in the four directions of “faster, higher, better, shorter”.
Regarding the new application growth points in the future market, it has always been a topic of concern to everyone.
Laser cleaning: With the increasing awareness of environmental protection, various environmentally friendly cleaning technologies have emerged, and laser cleaning technology is one of them.
Laser cleaning uses a high-energy laser beam to interact with substances to be removed from the surface of the workpiece, causing instantaneous evaporation or stripping, eliminating the need for various chemical cleaning agents and greening without contamination. Can be used to remove paint, oil, oxide layer, cleaning screw, rust removal, cleaning welds, etc.
Laser cleaning has huge market space in microelectronics, construction, nuclear power plants, automobile manufacturing, medical, cultural relics protection, steel descaling and mold decontamination, automobile manufacturing, and construction.
Metal 3D printing market: Metal 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, usually uses selective laser cladding (SLM) technology, which uses laser energy to melt the metal powder layer by layer to form the desired shape.
In 2016, the SLM system sold more than 1,000 units. The laser sources used were fiber lasers, disk lasers/CO2 lasers and femtosecond fiber lasers with power ranges from 30W to over 1kW. The fineness of 3D printing is also getting higher and higher, and the resolution of the printed fine structure has reached the order of micrometers.
Lidar: The Lidar market will grow steadily over the next five years, with the main drivers of market growth coming from drones, autonomous vehicles, robotics, military and security.
Laser Lighting: Part of the market for laser lighting is automotive laser lighting, primarily automotive headlights. Laser lighting systems are used by well-known car manufacturers such as BMW and Audi. Another part of the market is safety laser lighting, such as providing warning signs for people riding in the night environment.