Fraunhofer ILT’s new LaserTAB robot enables precise microjoining of 3D printed connectors for batteries

Fraunhofer ILT's new LaserTAB robot enables precise microjoining of 3D printed connectors for batteries

A team from the Aachen-based Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT has developed a novel process for micro-welding battery cells and power electronics. The technology, which uses microjoining and can be used in combination with 3D printing, is known as Laser-Based Tape-Automated Bonding, or LaserTAB. According to Fraunhofer ILT, it has successfully combined robotics, laser scanning technology with new optics, and a process monitoring system to create an innovative lightweight robot (LBR) and an intelligent industrial work assistant (iiwa) designed to be used in close collaboration with humans. Notably, LaserTAB is reportedly the first “sensitive robot” to be manufactured […]

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