Laser part marking, handheld etching and welding for automotive manufacturing. From UID marking of codes to welding clear plastics together, our solutions are designed to solve your toughest challenges.
Lasers for Automotive
Part marking provides critical information to drivers, mechanics, vendors and employees on the production line. These markings—found throughout the vehicle—include barcodes, serial numbers, compliance details and important warning labels.
With speed and precision, our lasers can mark plastics, metal alloys and rubber using techniques like ablation, oxidation and layer removal. Parts include steering column stalks, gauges, radio and temperature controls, window switches, key fobs, tires and suspension parts. Our lasers even mark components in headlight and taillight assemblies, as well as the various parts under the hood.
Automotive Laser Applications
Automotive components often require unique identification (UID) markings, such as barcodes and 2D codes, before leaving the factory. Mark all types of materials—depending on the wavelength used—with all the necessary data required for automotive vehicles.
- Laser wavelengths available from UV to IR
Advances in Laser Welding
Virtually every vehicle in the last 20 years has been built using laser welding technology. From bumper to bumper, our laser systems weld a variety of parts, including body panels, drivetrains, plastics—and more. Thanks to their superior speed, precision and weld quality, they outperform traditional methods for deep penetration and heat conduction welds.
- Suitable for a wider range of alloys due to low heat transfer beyond weld zone
- Create butt welds, seam and lap joints without using filler material
- Weld clear and opaque plastics, plastic to metal, and glass
Our patented VIN marking laser machine includes a lightweight CO2 laser “gun” that simplifies the process for marking serial and vehicle identification numbers onto glass. It features a small footprint, can be truck mounted and uses suction to pull itself tightly against the marked part—ensuring a high-quality mark every time.
The Absolute Best Customer Service Around
Working with the entire Control Micro Systems team on our project was a pleasure. CMS was capable of meeting and exceeding our goals. They successfully designed and built a machine which increased our throughput by 550%! We are so glad we chose to move forward with CMS.
In the three years ACR has owned the CMS laser, it has worked flawlessly. In the few instances where ACR needed support in programming, CMS was quick to respond.
CMS have been excellent partners in the development of new, complex equipment for our business. CMS built multiple machines for us. Each machine had a different purpose, however the CMS team worked openly & honestly with us to agree on optimal solutions for each one.
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