CASE STUDIES

Laser Cutting & Ablating Tool for Battery Manufacturing

Situation

A process for cleanly cutting and ablating a key layer in the battery stack via laser was developed in the lab and had to be integrated into factory automation while maximizing throughput and laser utilization.

Problem

Not losing the process when implementing a high throughput tool. In addition, the thin, fragile layers had to be moved quickly and reliably throughout the tool.

Solution

Owens partnership with Turner Laser Systems (TLS) allowed a codesigned laser station to be integrated quickly into a custom automation station which handled and cleaned the delicate parts. The laser expertise of TLS and the experience of Owens Design guarantees a one stop guarantee the process and the automation will work out of the box.