Four major industry applications of fiber lasers

03, 2019

by oreelaser

As a device capable of emitting laser light, the laser is widely used. According to the classification of materials, lasers are divided into fiber lasers, semiconductor lasers, solid-state lasers and CO2 lasers. The fastest-growing fiber lasers in recent years, according to relevant data, fiber lasers have occupied more than half of the global industrial market.


The popularity of fiber lasers is inextricably linked to the market environment and its own characteristics. Compared with other types of lasers, the advantages of low manufacturing cost, high stability, and fast heat dissipation are suitable for large-scale industrial cutting and welding requirements.


Ten years ago, the rapid expansion of mobile phone manufacturing, garment processing and other markets led to a spurt of demand for fiber lasers, which many people think it  is the peak of the fiber laser industry. In recent years, the growth rate of mobile phones and clothing has slowed down, and many remarks about the “ceiling” of the fiber laser market have appeared. 


With the advent of the era of intelligent manufacturing and the Internet of Things, the future application of fiber lasers will become more and more extensive, and new energy vehicles, new materials, optical fiber communication and other fields will soon be fully launched, and the market prospects will be limitless. With the full-scale outbreak of these emerging fields, the fiber laser market will also see greater growth in the next decade.


With the release of the national “Made in China 2025” strategy, the term “intelligent manufacturing” has been widely mentioned, and as an inseparable part of high-end manufacturing, the demand for smart manufacturing equipment has also increased, and fiber lasers will have much to offer.


Rail transit

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According to national planning, in the high-end manufacturing field, China will focus on promoting the rapid development of rail transit and energy-saving devices. The requirements of rail transit are firm, high dimensional accuracy and stable quality. Here, the continuity and high efficiency of laser welding can be used. At present, the application of fiber laser in rail vehicle manufacturing focuses on energy cutting and welding of key components. With the comprehensive construction of high-speed rail and subway construction in the future, the demand for fiber lasers will also increase.


Optical fiber communication

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Along with the development of Internet of Things technology, “Internet” will become a reality as a beautiful vision. Optical fiber communication is a part of communication technology, with accurate, reliable and high-speed features. In the face of the growing Internet of Things applications, the requirements for data transmission and processing are higher. The optical fiber laser fiber manufacturing cost is low, the technology is mature, miniaturization, and intensive advantages can be exerted.


New materials

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In recent years, the rapid development of emerging industries such as 3D printing, new energy, and environmental protection equipment has many special requirements for materials. The outbreak of new industries, new materials such as new metal materials, fine ceramics and fiber optics will soon lead to greater opportunities, while fiber lasers are widely used in new material processing. The market's requirements for new material processing are lower cost, easier operation, and more stable performance. Compared to conventional laser equipment, fiber lasers are superior in cutting speed.


Power battery processing

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China is already the world's largest new energy vehicle market. In recent years, new car companies have sprung up. Compared with traditional fuel car processing, power battery processing is a new big cake. For the laser equipment market, this is A big good news. New energy vehicle battery processing has high requirements on cost, safety and environmental control. Fiber laser can meet the requirements in terms of welding precision and equipment stability.


Under the trend of the global Internet of Things, the requirements for intelligent manufacturing are higher, faster, and the scope of application is broader. As one of the manufacturing equipments that conform to the trend of the times, fiber lasers will exert their own advantages in many new fields. Promote the development of the Internet of Things. Can be recognized in the market for these applications, thanks to the development of fiber laser technology.


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