The home appliance industry is undergoing constant evolution and growth. From its origins as a traditional brick-and-mortar retail business to the rise of e-commerce, and from focusing on quantity to prioritizing quality and craftsmanship, these changes reflect the industry's trend towards progress. In pursuit of a better quality of life for consumers, the industry is harnessing innovative technology, and laser technology is playing a crucial role in this transformation.
One of the key advantages of laser cutting is its superior quality. The laser beam is incredibly small and has high energy density, resulting in fast cutting speed and a better cut quality. The laser cutting robot produces thin and narrow cuts with a clean and smooth surface and low roughness, which is only a few tens of microns. The parts produced by laser cutting can often be used directly without further processing, making it an efficient and effective solution.
Additionally, laser cutting creates a small heat-affected zone, minimizing the impact on the surrounding material, and the deformation of the workpiece is minimal. The accuracy of the cut is high and the geometry of the slit is well-defined, with a regular rectangular cross-section. The cutting process is also highly efficient, thanks to the numerical control worktables that come equipped with the laser cutting robot, allowing for full control over the entire cutting process.
The home appliance industry uses laser cutting technology for cutting thin steel parts in the production of household appliances and electrical products. This technology is particularly useful for metal parts that make up approximately 30% of all product components. The laser cutting robot is a cost-effective alternative to traditional cutting methods, as it requires no molds, and the processing graphics are created using software, offering diverse pattern options that are quick and convenient.
Examples of how laser cutting technology is being used in the home appliance industry include cutting metal fittings and covers for air conditioners, cutting and perforating the bottom or back heat dissipation screen of refrigerators, and cutting the blades of juicers. The use of laser cutting technology helps to improve product quality, reduce production costs, and lower labor intensity, resulting in increased production efficiency for manufacturers.
As the home appliance industry continues to evolve, more products will become smarter and feature richer functions, cooler designs, and refined aesthetics. Laser technology, and specifically the laser cutting robot, will play a critical role in this advancement, helping the home appliance industry to innovate and advance into the future.