Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular throughout the world with the associated environmental benefits of lower emissions and better air quality. The batteries from electric vehicles, which are highly recyclable, need replacing after about 10 years due to a reduction in capacity. Battery module casings need to have their plastic coatings removed prior to recycling, with quick and easy removal being necessary to compete in this market. Depending on the thickness and composition, CO2 lasers can ablate a range of plastics and adhesives in these coatings quickly and cleanly when compared with solvents.
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.