Systems & Services for EB Welding, Laser in Vacuum Welding & Additive Manufacturing in Vacuum

Automotive Industry

Automotive industry as well as vehicle production of trucks, buses, and other commercial vehicles (e.g. cranes, agricultural vehicles, etc.) and their suppliers use beam machining technologies and additive manufacturing: High quality and high production volumes at demanding cost levels!

Examples of components

Essential shifts in mobility approaches and demanding legislative requirements to cut emissions cause significant changes of the scope of components needed for automotive industry and vehicle production.


E-Mobility impacts the demand for combustion engines. The decline of mechanical component volumes is by far compensated by the surge for electrical components and especially copper welding. Fuel cell technology might shift the production mix in the future.

  • Axles
  • Gear wheels
  • Gearbox shafts
  • Turbochargers
  • Vibration dampers
  • Catalysts
  • Wheel rims
  • Airbags
  • Engine housing
  • Crankshafts
  • Valve heads
  • Piston rods
  • Electrical Motor Hairpins
  • Trimetal Strips for Shunts

Axles

Axles are essential for vehicles regardless if these are driven by combustion engines or electrical motors.


Key requirements:

  • Weld seam strength
  • Repeatability
  • Precision

Gear wheels

The vehicle power transmission segment is one of the technologies with the highest impact by the currently ongoing changes of mobility.
Electrical motors increase the demand for copper welding


Key requirements:

  • Precision
  • Weld seam strength
  • Repeatability

Gearboxshafts

As part of the vehicle power transmission, the situation is similar to gear wheels (see above).


Key requirements:

  • Precision
  • Weld seam strength
  • Repeatability

Turbochargers

Turbochargers are key components for combustion engines. 


Key requirements:

  • Precision
  • Repeatability
  • Weld seam strength

Vibration damper

Vibration dampers are needed for all types of vehicles regardless of the drive concept.


Key requirements:

  • Weld seam strength
  • Repeatability
  • Precision

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