Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular throughout the world with the associated environmental benefits of lower emissions and better air quality. The batteries from these electric vehicles generate heat during recharging, which can shorten the life of the battery. A CO2 laser can selectively ablate the plastic coating of the battery casing; this allows a heat sink to be attached directly to the metal in order to conduct excess heat away from the cell. 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.