Robotic plastic cutting

Car headlight and bumper

Plastics are commonplace in the automotive industry today. Materials such as ABS, PC/ABS and polypropylene may be used for bumpers, dashboards, and interior pillars, while transparent polycarbonate and acrylic materials can be found in headlight lenses and other components.

Lasers are often used in conjunction with robot systems in order to follow the contours of 3-dimensional parts. Holes can be cut in dashboards and pillars, edges can be trimmed, and waste material left by the injection moulding process can be removed.

Surface preparation for automotive parts

Laser processing is fast, flexible and consistent, and robot cells can often be fully automated to increase productivity.

SR 10i
SR 10i

SR 10i

125W sealed CO2 laser source

SR 15i
SR 15i

SR 15i

175W sealed CO2 laser source

SR 25i
SR 25i

SR 25i

250W sealed CO2 laser source

SCX 35
SR 10i

SCX 35

350W sealed CO2 laser source

OEM 45iX
SR 10i

OEM 45iX

450W sealed CO2 laser source

SR 10i

OEM 65iX

650W sealed CO2 laser source

Applications laboratories

Could a laser be used to improve your manufacturing process? We can help you to find out by testing samples of your material or product in one of our applications labs. Our applications lab facilities are open to both new and existing customers and OEMs. Our laboratories are well equipped to carry out a range of processes including cutting, marking, engraving, drilling, scribing, ablation and more. We offer rapid sample turnaround times, detailed application reports, and complimentary advice from our experienced applications engineers. Whatever your process, we can help you to determine the best laser for your application.