China's fiber laser market has exceeded 10 billion RMB, and the laser manufacturing equipment market has exceeded 100 billion RMB. At present, the key technologies of the fiber laser industry still need further breakthroughs, and the business model is not yet mature enough. Experts suggest continuing to explore and deploy more large-scale laser manufacturing projects, promote the formation of new manufacturing models in new industries, and provide practical support for the industry to formulate technical standards and risk assessment methods.
What can fiber lasers do today?
Fiber laser is a laser that uses glass fiber doped with rare earth elements as the gain medium. It has been used in all fields of the national economy such as automobiles, ships, aerospace, metallurgy, railways, nuclear industry, new energy, and machinery manufacturing. It can be used for welding, cutting, cladding, marking, drilling, rust removal, 3D printing.
The precision of industrial fiber lasers can reach the micron or submicron level, which can increase the efficiency by dozens to hundreds of times, and can save 10% to 30% of materials.
At present, China has been able to use all domestic components in the core components of industrial fiber lasers, and has broken the technical monopoly of foreign polygonal fiber design in terms of key materials. In addition, on the new type of laser, a single-fiber output 22kW fiber laser has been developed, which pushes the power of the single-fiber output laser to a new height.
However, at present, the development of domestic fiber laser and even the laser manufacturing industry still faces some problems and difficulties. The relative project cost is relatively high, the key technology of the fiber laser industry still needs breakthroughs, and the business model is not mature enough. Relevant industries also need to explore and deploy more large-scale laser manufacturing projects, promote the formation of new industries and new manufacturing models as soon as possible, and provide practical support for the industry to formulate technical standards and risk assessment methods.