Laser Cutting in Automotive Industry
Automotive manufacturers utilize the advantages of laser cutting, such as the high quality of cutting edges, the low heat input into the material as well as the high processing speeds when working with a variety of work pieces around the car. Thereby, a variety of materials is processed: Besides a multitude of metals also materials such as airbag cloth and composites for interior room parts are cut with the laser. Owing to the good possibility of automation, also complex work piece geometries and various cutting edges can be easily generated.
Laser Cutting in Semiconductor Industry
In semiconductor industry lasers are used for leadframe cutting or hybrid cutting processes. The scanner-based cutting technology is fast and flexible enough to interact closely with preceding functional tests. With extremely small kerf widths even the tiniest lead structures can be processed.
Separation of certain highly integrated packagings, like QFN packages, requires cutting of composite material – e.g. leadframe and mold compound. A combination of soft and hard material which makes mechanical sawing slow and prone to wear. In contrast, hybrid cutting with our lasers open up new vistas for clean and fast cutting of this type of composite materials.