Civan Lasers partners with Bosch to Develop Automotive Dynamic Beam Laser Processes for E-Mobility
Civan Lasers have partnered with Bosch to redefine laser beam welding for the new age of e-mobility. The companies will together develop new processes focused on the new manufacturing needs for tomorrow’s vehicle.
Civan’s Dynamic Beam Laser allows manufacturers to fully control beam shape, frequency, sequence and focus steering. These advanced capabilities provide innovative solutions for manufacturing challenges that prevent automated laser welding in the manufacturing process.
Tal Dekel, innovation manager at Bosch Technologies Israel commented: “We believe Civan’s unique lasers will create new capabilities for joining materials, as we advance to e-mobility. We are proud to lead adoption of new and innovative technologies in the automotive industry.”
Civan’s Dynamic Beam Laser is built using Coherent Beam Combining (CBC). CBC is a well-known technology, but has never been harnessed for material processing.
“We strive to challenge the perceived reality in the market,” Says Civan COO Elkana Ben-Sinai, “by challenging accepted norms, we are able to achieve high quality welds for the most challenging materials and shapes.”
The partnership is supported by Israel Innovation Authority.
Civan Advanced Technologies Ltd. was established in 2008 and is the only company to offer Dynamic Beam Lasers. Civan’s Dynamic Beam Laser allows manufacturers to control beam shape, frequency, sequence and focus steering to eliminate spatter, increase welding power and speed. Through their advanced capabilities, Dynamic Beam Lasers open the door to countless new applications. Visit Civan
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 395,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). The company generated sales of 71.5 billion euros in 2020. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 129 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 34,000 are software engineers.
The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861–1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-four percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The remaining shares are held by Robert Bosch GmbH and by a corporation owned by the Bosch family. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust.