TRUMPF is benefiting from the auto industry’s shift toward e-mobility. At the recent Automotive Photonics technology conference in Ditzingen, auto industry representatives presented the very latest e-mobility technologies and manufacturing methods. One of TRUMPF’s key contributions is a new laser that is suited to welding copper – a key development driven by TRUMPF laser specialists as part of the company’s e-mobility strategy. Regarded as the most important material for conducting electricity, copper plays an essential role in the e-mobility sector.
The new laser offers a more efficient means of welding copper for applications such as the high-power electronic systems used in electric cars. “The transition toward e-mobility offers some major opportunities for industry,” said Christian Schmitz, head of the Laser Technology division at TRUMPF, “The important thing now is to rapidly address the new areas of business and technology that are emerging from this structural transformation.” TRUMPF expects further growth for its own business as a result of the change in the automotive industry. The company’s sales of products and solutions that are channeled straight into e-mobility have doubled compared to figures for the previous year. “Twenty percent of our order intake from the auto industry is now coming from e-mobility – that’s twice as much as last year,” Schmitz says.
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