Jenoptik sells laser perforating system for airbags to Chinese company

Oct. 21, 2013
Jenoptik's Lasers & Material Processing division has finalized the sale of a laser system to automotive supplier Yanfeng Visteon Automotive Trim Systems.

Duesseldorf, Germany - Jenoptik has sold a Jenoptik-Votan A laser perforating system to the Chinese company Yanfeng Visteon Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd. (YFV), making it the 200th unit worldwide. The representatives of YFV and of the Jenoptik Lasers & Material Processing division also laid the foundations for further joint projects at the K plastics fair in Duesseldorf.

As China’s fourth largest automotive supplier, YFV is specialized in the manufacturing of dashboards for cars and uses Jenoptik laser perforating systems to create so-called predetermined breaking points for airbags.

These predetermined breaking points are created by laser perforation in airbag flaps. On the back of the material, the laser generates a tear line along the desired shape of the airbag flap. A specially developed sensor system prevents the laser from completely severing the material. However, the perforation line weakens the material in a way that allows the airbag to break through this line and open up during a collision.

The automotive supplier YFV had already purchased several laser systems from Jenoptik’s Lasers & Material Processing division since the cooperation began in 2002.

Patented laser perforation process
The Jenoptik-Votan A laser perforating system is suitable for the manufacture of concealed predetermined breaking points for passenger and knee airbags in car dashboards. The system is capable of processing single or multi-layer materials and decorative layers made from plastic, textiles or leather, working quickly and reliably. Customer-specific solutions allow for flexible processing of airbag covers: the type of perforation holes, their spacing and the shape of the perforated line are variable and can be adjusted according to the type of material being used.

(Photo source: Jenoptik AG)

About the Author

Industrial Laser Solutions Editors

We edited the content of this article, which was contributed by outside sources, to fit our style and substance requirements. (Editors Note: Industrial Laser Solutions has folded as a brand and is now part of Laser Focus World, effective in 2022.)

Sponsored Recommendations

Request a quote: Micro 3D Printed Part or microArch micro-precision 3D printers

April 11, 2024
See the results for yourself! We'll print a benchmark part so that you can assess our quality. Just send us your file and we'll get to work.

Request a Micro 3D Printed Benchmark Part: Send us your file.

April 11, 2024
See the results for yourself! We'll print a benchmark part so that you can assess our quality. Just send us your file and we'll get to work.

Request a free Micro 3D Printed sample part

April 11, 2024
The best way to understand the part quality we can achieve is by seeing it first-hand. Request a free 3D printed high-precision sample part.

How to Tune Servo Systems: The Basics

April 10, 2024
Learn how to tune a servo system using frequency-based tools to meet system specifications by watching our webinar!

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Laser Focus World, create an account today!