Automotive

Orbotech introduces UV laser drilling machines for R2R flexible printed circuit manufacturing

Orbotech has introduced two new roll-to-roll (R2R) manufacturing solutions for flexible printed circuit (FPCs), enabling the design and mass production of new generations of electronic devices, including 5G smartphones, advanced automotive and medical devices. Orbotech's innovative roll-to-roll solutions for direct imaging (DI) and UV laser drilling overcome many of the yield, throughput and quality challenges inherent in flex material manufacturing.

Lasers can be used to cut vehicle doorings, ABC pillars and any other structural part in a car body made out of press-hardened steel.

Laser technology trends in automotive production

LSE speaks with Martin Kuhnhen, head of Jenoptik’s Light & Production division, about the usage of laser technology on automotive production lines

EALA – European Automotive Laser Applications 2021

New laser applications

Laser beam technologies, be it welding, brazing, cutting or material modification, are extremely fast, highly precise, extremely flexible and can be used in a wide variety of applications, and they are constantly being developed further in all these areas – but time and again they are also under scrutiny for their cost-effectiveness.

The production cells will manufacture complex car body parts for electric vehicles. (Image: Jenoptik)

Jenoptik receives major order from automotive industry

Three productions cells have been ordered to help manufacture complex car body parts for electric vehicles at one of Gestamp’s plants in Germany.

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