Driven by the “dual carbon” goal, China adheres to the path of green, low-carbon, and sustainable development, continuously promoting technological innovation in new energy vehicles and the development of related industries. With the rapid development of new energy vehicles, how to make breakthroughs in body structure, lightweight technology, green development, and other aspects has become a concern for many car companies. Laser automation production line providers represented by XT will help the development of new energy vehicles enter the “fast lane”.
Strong development of new energy vehicles
Requirements for detonating laser equipment
According to statistics from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, in 2022, China’s new energy vehicles continued to experience explosive growth, with production and sales reaching 7.058 million and 6.887 million units, respectively, with year-on-year growth of 96.9% and 93.4%, maintaining the world’s first place for 8 consecutive years. The development of new energy vehicles has become a trend and an irreversible trend in the automotive industry.
Source: China Association of Automobile Manufacturers
With the increasing demand for lightweight in new energy vehicles and power batteries, the automotive industry and its suppliers are seeking powerful and efficient cutting and welding processes. Therefore, the market for fiber laser cutting and laser welding applications in China has rapidly become hot. At present, it is mainly used for flat sheet metal cutting and three-dimensional cutting of automobiles, such as automotive components, body panels, door frames, trunk, and roof covers.
XT Laser Seizes Opportunities
Assist in the rapid development of new energy
Compared to fuel powered vehicles, new energy vehicles have stricter requirements for manufacturing processes. Laser technology, as an advanced “light” manufacturing tool, has advantages such as energy concentration, high efficiency, precision, flexibility, reliability, stability, high degree of automation, and non-contact processing. It is reported that more than 50% of automotive parts processing and manufacturing in European and American countries are completed using laser processing.
Several laser devices from XT Laser have entered the forefront of new energy vehicle manufacturing:
New energy vehicle power battery cutting: The production process and safety of power batteries have extremely high requirements. Traditional mechanical cutting and processing power batteries pose risks of overheating, short circuit, and explosion. Laser cutting machines have outstanding advantages in controlling wear, increasing accuracy, improving safety, and saving costs.
Open exchange table laser cutting machine
XT Open Laser Cutting Machine: Dual platform exchange, rich human-machine interaction interface, simple and easy to operate, composite plate welding bed, ensuring extremely high cutting accuracy and doubling cutting efficiency;
Laser welding of car body: In the process of car body manufacturing, the use of laser welding can effectively reduce the weight of the car body, reduce labor costs, and improve car manufacturing efficiency. Its process is mainly applied to the welding of unequal thickness plates, assembly welding of body assemblies and sub assemblies, and welding of components. The traditional welding method is no longer able to meet the precision and robustness requirements of new energy vehicles, and laser welding has been successfully applied in non-contact processing.
Fully automatic robot laser welding machine
XT Robot Laser Welding Machine: Highly automated, equipped with a tracking system, non-contact processing, precise welding, beautiful welds, high stability, up to 12000 W power, achieving flying welding.
The new energy vehicle is a high-precision integrated body, which has reached a new level of precision and high quality requirements for processing technology.