Laser welding wins with cost-effectiveness in the low-end processing market, and breaks through the limitations of traditional welding processes in high-end manufacturing. Laser welding is widely used in both low-end and high-end processing markets.
Among them, the main product in the low-end market is hand-held laser welding. The machine is small and easy to operate, and can realize complex and irregular welding processes. It is mainly used for welding metal and non-metal plates below 3mm. The application fields are sheet metal, kitchen utensils, Bathroom, hardware and other light industries.
In the high-end market, it meets the needs of downstream manufacturers for automation, safety, precision, product yield, processing efficiency, etc., and has welding effects that cannot be achieved by traditional welding processes. It is mostly used in power batteries, automobiles, and consumer electronics industries.
High welding efficiency, low labor cost, and economic benefits of hand-held laser welding.
From the perspective of procurement cost, a handheld laser welding machine is about 5,000 USD, which is more than 10 times that of a traditional arc welding machine. However, the welding efficiency of laser welding is about three times that of arc welding. If the production capacity of the project requires 3 arc welding units, then one laser welding unit can meet the entire workload, and the required labor force is also 1/3 of the traditional process. It can greatly save labor costs. Taking a project that requires 3 arc welding units (corresponding to 1 laser welding unit) as an example, the use of laser welding can reduce the average annual total cost by 12,000 USD, with significant economic benefits. In addition, the energy loss of laser welding is small, which meets the requirements of energy saving and environmental protection, and also performs better in welding effect and joint quality.