2D laser engraving system finds uses in the automotive industry

Sept. 30, 2015
A 2D laser engraving system has found utility in automotive manufacturing, customization, and branding.

Lansing, MI - A 2D laser engraving system from AP Lazer originally designed to engrave caskets and granite monuments can also have utility in automotive manufacturing, customization, and branding.

AP Lazer's open architecture allows the laser beam to engrave and cut large and heavy objects. (PRNewsFoto/AP Lazer)

The automotive industry has found several uses for this laser system, including cutting excess off large plastic parts, customizing engine covers, and branding small parts such as belts or gas caps. With AP Lazer's open architecture for virtually no limitation on size or weight at a low operating cost, an engine block, transmission, car door, or seats can be engraved by a laser beam.

Roechling Automotive integrated AP Lazer's laser engraving system with a radial arm robot to cut excess off of large high-performance plastic auto parts. (PRNewsFoto/AP Lazer)

Roechling Automotive (Akron, OH), which engineers and manufactures components and systems by utilizing high-performance plastics, adapted AP Lazer's system in its plastic manufacturing plant. A radial robotic arm integrates with the system to take a large plastic part from the injection mold, place it under the laser, and then move it back to the production line after the excess of plastic is being cut by a 100W CO2 laser beam. In the past, the plastic parts were cut manually, so integrating the AP Lazer system improved cutting quality and reduced production cost.

For more information, please visit www.aplazer.com.

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