Market Segment Development of Laser Processing Industry and Forecast of Future Development Prospects
1. The domestic laser processing equipment market maintains rapid growth.
Laser technology is one of the four major inventions in the 20th century, along with atomic energy, semiconductors and computers, and it is also the most promising new technology in the 21st century. Laser technology has been widely used in laser marking, laser cutting, laser welding, laser cladding, laser testing, laser medical treatment and other fields.
Laser processing technology is realized through complete sets of laser processing equipment. The complete set of laser processing equipment is composed of lasers, numerical control systems, optical components, mechanical components, and electrical control. Among them, the numerical control system belongs to the “brain” part of the entire laser processing equipment and is one of the core components. All accessories are coordinated and controlled by the control system.
Increasing the market share of core components such as laser control systems and improving industrial automation transformation are important aspects of implementing the deep integration of information technology and manufacturing, equipment autonomy, and quality and efficiency improvement. Since the implementation of reform and opening up in my country, after a long period of efforts in the introduction, absorption, independent development and industrialization of CNC technology, my country’s CNC system industry has grown from nothing, and a group of CNC system backbone enterprises have been formed. my country’s CNC system industry foundation.
Laser processing equipment is a high-tech terminal equipment integrating a variety of advanced technologies. This industry is currently one of the most concerned and rapidly developing industries in various countries. With the development of China’s economy and the in-depth implementation of national strategies, the demand for automated and intelligent production models in the manufacturing industry is increasing. China’s laser industry is in a period of rapid development. The market demand of the laser industry is gradually shifting to China. The domestic laser processing equipment market remains unchanged. Growing rapidly.
2. Development status of laser processing industry segments
(1) Laser marking equipment industry
Laser marking is one of the important application fields of laser processing. It mainly uses a high-energy density laser beam to perform shallow etching on the workpiece, so that the surface material vaporizes or produces a color change reaction, thereby leaving a permanent mark, or achieving such as Surface processing purposes such as texture treatment. With the decline in the price of laser marking equipment and the extensive demand in the downstream market, my country’s laser marking equipment industry has ushered in a period of rapid development in recent years. The scale of equipment sales grew rapidly and exceeded the level in 2018. With the increase in the localization of the upstream CO2 laser and fiber laser market and the intensification of competition, the price of laser marking equipment has fallen, and the cost reduction is conducive to the further expansion of downstream application fields; at the same time, with the development of the 5G communication industry and the rapid development of new energy vehicles, the global The demand for laser marking equipment in industries such as consumer electronics, home furnishing, automobile industry and the Internet of Things will be further released, and the penetration rate of laser marking equipment in many industries will increase.
(2) Laser cutting equipment industry
Laser cutting uses the laser beam output by the laser oscillator to be focused by the focusing mirror to generate a high-focus, high-energy laser beam that is irradiated on the material to melt and evaporate for cutting, and then use auxiliary gas such as oxygen to blow off the excess in the laser cutting seam. slag, and generate higher heat, so as to achieve the purpose of cutting the material. Due to the large energy per unit area, the laser can cut high-precision products with small kerfs.
my country’s laser cutting equipment is used in a wide range of terminal industries, including machinery, automobiles, furniture appliances, electronic product screens and other fields. With the increase in the localization rate of high-power lasers in my country and the rapid release of downstream market demand, the number of laser cutting equipment shipments has shown a rapid growth trend.
(3) Laser welding equipment industry
As a modern welding technology, laser welding has the advantages of deep penetration, fast speed, small deformation, low requirements for the welding environment, high power density, not affected by magnetic fields, not limited to conductive materials, and does not require vacuum working conditions. The welding process does not produce X-rays and other advantages. Due to its unique advantages, it has been successfully used in the precision welding of micro and small parts, and is widely used in high-end precision manufacturing fields such as automobiles, ships, and aerospace.
3. Forecast of the development prospects of the laser processing industry
The main development trend of the laser industry in the future is: ultrafast laser will become the future development trend of the laser industry, the industry will continue to develop in the direction of high precision, and the industry will continue to develop in the direction of flexibility.
The laser processing control system is the brain of the laser processing equipment. With the continuous development of the laser processing equipment, the performance requirements of the laser processing control system are increasing day by day. In the future, the application of the laser processing control system will develop in the direction of high precision.
Laser processing control systems are constantly developing towards flexibility. In order to adapt to the individual needs of downstream users for products, respond to changes in the supply chain in a timely manner, and achieve consumer-oriented flexible processing, laser processing equipment needs to have multiple functions. And high adaptability, with the ability to process different raw materials with product changes, the ability to determine the corresponding technological process with different processing objects, and the ability to expand system modules with the emergence of new requirements.