Laser structuring at triple the productivity
Car makers currently use a variety of methods to emboss plastic panels for vehicle interiors. However, manufacturing the tools required for this purpose is an extremely time-consuming process. This situation can be improved using a new laser machine that triples the rate at which these tools are produced while facilitating even more complex structures. The expertise required for the various components and processes was developed as part of the “eVerest“ project in collaboration with partners from research and industry.
The machine’s new process control system enables the execution of different processing steps in the same clamping. For examplea photonic process chain can be created by arranging the laser structuring, laser cleaning and laser polishing processes in sequence.