Laser Application Technology
Laser Metal Forming and Processing Technology are the latest investment in Laser application technology. While applications including laser cutting, laser drilling, laser heterogeneous/homogeneous welding, laser texturing, laser hardness, laser cladding, and laser metal deposition.
It currently has a broad application for the processing of metal board/tube members, mold, conveyors, fasteners, hand tools, etc. While can be applied to various industries such as hand tools, automotive parts, photoelectric components, sports equipment and goods, construction materials, and cultural/creative/jewelry arts.
Development of Transparent Substrate Laser Processing Technology is also a focused development by ITRI.While this including laser etching, laser cutting, laser crack trimming (edge protection), laser micro drilling, laser patterning, etc.
Processing of tempered class, plain glass, transparent conductive films, sapphire, wafer, etc. is possible now. Associated applications include the manufacturing of machine tools, automotive parts, photoelectric components, and construction materials.
gLaserTrim can determine optimum parameters which guarantee precise control of the temperature of the laser and the area where the laser will work. By shining a laser beam on the rough edge of the glass substrate, gLaserTrim induces a thermal shock via the rising temperature.
The thermal shock can remove micro-cracks along the edges thereby smoothing the edges and improving the strength of the glass. The bending force of the trimmed 0.1mm multi-layer ultra-thin glass enhanced to more than 500MPa. The ITRI technology increase in bend radius.
Transparent and Brittle Materials Laser Cutting Technology
Transparent and Brittle Materials Laser Cutting Technology reduces the glass strength by creating a laser modified reaction inside glass via ultra-fast laser mechanism. The cutting-edge quality reaches chipping of ≤10μm and Ra~2μm without kerf width and grinding process. The technique can simplify process flows and decrease costs to improve industry’s competitiveness.
3D Laser Scanning Technology for Curve Surface Machining
Application of the laser scanning light blade technology to 3D curve surface machining, metal mold texturing, and beautiful engraving and patterning.
Main Advantages Such As
- high speed, accuracy, uniformity
- green manufacturing
- digital machining.
Laser Cutting and Drilling Technologies
ITRI developed multiple cutting-edge laser machining head technologies. Applicable to high power (above one thousand watts) laser machining systems, also high accuracy ultrafast laser machining systems for efficient cutting, drilling, welding, and cladding. There are many advantages to high accuracy machining, including a high price to performance ratio for diversified laser processes.
Laser Welding Technology and System
Fiber laser welding technology is suitable for homogeneous or heterogeneous materials, such as carbon steel – stainless steel and copper-brass. The welding can be butt-joint or stitch-joint in sheets, sticks or tubes.
The fiber laser welding technology and its excellent welding depth, strength and surface roughness, hence improve welding speed and quality.
CNC 5-axis / Robot LMD Preproduction Platform
ITRI integrated vertical 5-axis machining equipment, robots, laser sources, powder feed devices, laser cladding heads, CAD/CAM software, and laser complex controllers and set up an LMD trialing platform.
The highly efficient and high-quality LMD processing technology has been obtained for 3D surface cladding and repairing in metallic components and molds. Its features include anti-wear protection, anti-corrosion, and lifetime extension.
Application of the technology directly form high-complex, high-strength, and low-weight metallic component structures hence to overcome the limitation of subtracting processes.
High Power Laser Machining Head Technology
ITRI developed various High Power Laser Machining Head Technologies.
- 3D zoom focus laser cutting head
- swivel laser cutting head
- co-axial vision-monitor laser welding head
- co-axial temperature sensing laser welding head
- wire-feed LMD head
- co-axial powder-feed LMD head & etc.
The various laser processing heads are suitable for cutting, welding, and cladding processes. The technologies have the advantages of high accuracies and cost performance that can improve an industrial company’s free and flexible designs in laser machining heads.