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Laser Welding Machine Market - By Technology (Fiber Lasers, CO2 Lasers, Diode Lasers), By End-use Industry (Automotive, Medical, Electronics, Aerospace & Defense, Jewelry), Forecast 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6065
  • Published Date: Jun 2023
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Laser Welding Machine Market Size

Laser Welding Machine Market size was valued at USD 2.3 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 5.5% between 2023 and 2032. Laser welding machines are known for their energy efficiency compared to traditional welding methods. They consume less energy and generate minimal waste, making them environmental-friendly. With increasing emphasis on sustainability and energy conservation, industries are shifting toward laser welding machines to reduce their carbon footprint and comply with stringent regulations. The long-term cost-effectiveness of laser welding machines is a significant driver. Laser welding also offers higher productivity, lower material wastage, reduced rework, and enhanced quality control.
 

Laser Welding Machine Market

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A laser welding machine is a tool that utilizes a high-intensity laser beam to join or fuse materials. It provides a precise & controlled method of welding, which is often used in manufacturing and fabrication processes for high-precision and intricate welds on various materials.

The incompatibility of laser welding machines with highly reflective materials can hinder market growth during the forecast period. Laser welding relies on the absorption of laser energy by the material being welded; however, certain materials are highly reflective such as copper or aluminum and can be challenging to weld using lasers. Highly reflective materials reflect a significant portion of the laser beam, resulting in lower energy absorption and reduced effectiveness of the welding process. This limitation restricts the application of laser welding machines in industries that predominantly use highly reflective materials.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted many markets including the laser welding machine market in 2020. The outbreak led to disruptions in global supply chains, affecting the production and availability of laser welding machines. Restrictions on manufacturing activities, international trade, and logistics posed challenges for suppliers & manufacturers, resulting in delays in the production and delivery of laser welding machines. Many end-user industries, such as automotive, aerospace, and construction, experienced temporary shutdowns or reduced operations due to lockdowns and restrictions imposed to contain the virus spread. This slowdown in industrial activities directly impacted the demand for laser welding machines as these industries are major consumers of such equipment.
 

Laser Welding Machine Trends

The integration of laser welding machines with automation and robotics is driving the laser welding machine market share as they enhance productivity, repeatability, and precision in welding processes. Laser welding machines with robotic arms and advanced control systems enable automated loading, positioning, and welding of workpieces. This trend is particularly prevalent in industries such as automotive, aerospace, and manufacturing. Remote laser welding is gaining traction in the market, particularly in industries where accessing difficult-to-reach areas is required. Remote laser welding systems use fiber optic cables to transmit the laser beam to the workpiece, allowing for flexible positioning and remote operation. This technology enables welding in confined spaces, complex geometries, or hazardous environments, improving efficiency and safety.
 

Laser Welding Machine Market Analysis

Laser Welding Machine Market Size, By Technology,

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Based on technology, the laser welding machine market is segmented into fiber lasers, CO2 lasers, diode lasers, and others. The CO2 laser technology segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 7% from 2023 to 2032 as CO2 lasers have a higher absorption rate in certain materials, particularly non-metals and organic materials, compared to other laser types. This makes them suitable for applications such as plastic welding, where high absorption and controlled heat input are essential. CO2 lasers can be used in a wide range of welding applications including both metals and non-metals. They can weld various materials such as carbon steel, stainless steel, plastics, ceramics, and more. This versatility makes CO2 lasers suitable for industries that require the welding of diverse materials.
 

Laser Welding Machine Market Size, By End-use Industry,

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Based on end-use industry, the laser welding machine market is segmented into automotive, medical, electronics, aerospace & defense, jewelry, and others. The electronics segment held a market share of over 33% in 2022 and is expected to grow at a lucrative pace by 2032. The electronics industry is driven by the constant demand for smaller, lighter, and more compact electronic devices. Laser welding machines offer precise and controlled welding capabilities, enabling the joining of tiny electronic components with high accuracy. As the trend for miniaturization is growing in the electronics industry, laser welding becomes essential for ensuring reliable connections without damaging sensitive components.
 

China Laser Welding Machine Market Size,

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Asia Pacific laser welding machine market held a significant revenue share of over 37.2% in 2022. The region led by China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan is a global leader in electronics manufacturing. Laser welding machines are crucial in the production of electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other consumer goods. The increasing demand for electronic products in the region fuels the need for laser welding machines to support electronics manufacturing processes. Many companies are shifting their manufacturing operations to Asia Pacific countries due to the cost advantages, skilled labor availability, and favorable investment environments. This shift has led to an increased demand for advanced manufacturing technologies including laser welding machines to support production processes and meet the growing manufacturing needs in the region.
 

Laser Welding Machine Market Share

Major companies operating in the laser welding machine market are:

  • Amada (India) Pvt Ltd
  • CHIRON Group SE
  • Coherent Corp
  • Emerson Electric Co
  • Han's Laser Technology Industry Group Co., Ltd
  • Huagong Laser Engineering Co.,Ltd
  • IPG Photonics Corporation
  • Jenoptik AG
  •  KEYENCE CORPORATION
  •  Laserline GmbH
  • LaserStar Technologies Corporation
  • Penta Laser (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd
  • Precitec GmbH & Co. KG,
  • TRUMPF.

The competitive landscape is characterized by continuous innovations as companies strive to improve their offerings with new features, integrations, and partnerships.
 

Laser Welding Machine Industry News:

  • In September 2022, Trumpf launched BrightLine Scan, to improve the robustness and quality of laser welding. BrightLine Scan is developed to enable users to point the laser beam with the laser scanner. With this robot and scanner setup, it will be possible to add to the robot's forward motion a second, freely programmable movement of the laser in any direction.
     

The laser welding machine market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Billion) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Technology

  • Fiber Lasers
  • CO2 Lasers
  • Diode Lasers
  • Others

By End-use Industry

  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Electronics
  • Aerospace & defense
  • Jewelry
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE

 

Authors: Avinash Singh, Sunita Singh

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for laser welding machine was worth USD 2.3 billion in 2022 and will grow at over 5.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032 driven by higher demand by industries to reduce carbon footprint and compliance with stringent regulations.
Laser welding machine industry share from the CO2 laser technology segment is expected to grow at over 7% CAGR from 2023-2032 attributed to its increasing application in plastic welding to offer high absorption and controlled heat input
Asia Pacific held over 37.2% of the laser welding machine market share in 2022 and is projected to expand at robust growth rate through 2032 owing to the growing demand for electronic products
Emerson Electric Co., Some of the major laser welding machine firms include Amada (India) Pvt. Ltd, CHIRON Group SE, Coherent Corp., Han's Laser Technology Industry Group Co., Ltd, Huagong Laser Engineering Co.,Ltd, IPG Photonics Corporation, Jenoptik AG, KEYENCE CORPORATION, and Laserline GmbH TRUMPF.

Laser Welding Machine Market Scope

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Premium Report Details

  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 200
  • Countries covered: 17
  • Pages: 200
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