Batteries

The usage of batteries has rapidly increased in recent years with new portable electrical and energy storage devices, as well as electric cars. This increased use of batteries in everyday life needs an increased level of efficiency, which is what fiber lasers provide, particularly as they can weld dissimilar metals. With battery usage only likely to increase, reliable and robust lasers are needed to support this.

About SPI Lasers

SPI Laser’s single mode redPOWER Fiber Lasers are able to produce the results that battery manufactures look for the most in their products, particularly high beam quality and brightness, as well as their ability to achieve defect-free joins at high speeds.

 

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Removal of Coating Material from Battery Foils

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Posted on 14/12/2018

The manufacture of Lithium-ion batteries is a highly technical process in which cathodes and anodes are manufactured from thin metallic foils that are coated with active materials. Cathode materials are typically thin aluminum foil in the... read more >

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Battery Foil Cutting

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Posted on 12/12/2018

Lithium ion batteries can be found everywhere from phones and laptops to electric cars. The automotive industry is set to increase it’s demand for these batteries drastically in years to come. This means the manufacturing process will need to... read more >

Remote Cutting of Coated Battery Foils

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Posted on 24/07/2018

These foils are typically made of aluminium or copper with coated are bare areas on both sides. This can be challenging to process as edge quality must be consistent across all areas of the workpiece. Fiber lasers are ideal to use to cut foils,... read more >

Dissimilar Metal Welding in the Electronics Industry

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Posted on 26/09/2017

As we have discussed previously dissimilar metal welding arises where metals which naturally resist each other are successfully welded together. SPI’s range of fiber lasers are ideal for the dissimilar metal welding process, which is particularly... read more >

Dissimilar Metal Welding for Lithium-Ion Battery Cells

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Posted on 26/09/2017

The first battery was invented many, many years ago, finding its history dating back to 1800, when Italian physicist Alessandro Volta created the first modern day battery. Since that period the battery saw slow growth, simply because there wasn’t... read more >

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Battery Welding

Posted on 06/11/2015

Batteries require careful assembly to create a safe, convenient and powerful device. Most consumer batteries use crimped metal seals with a polymer sealant for their packaging. However, when the cell's chemistry changes or more components must be... read more >