Chances are you found this website on your smart phone. In 2017, more than 1.45 billion smart phones were shipped worldwide.
From the inside out, your smart phone is a marvel of technology. Lasers play a big part here.
Fiber, solid-state, CO2, pulse, excimer and IR diode lasers are all important to the manufacturing of smartphones:
Type of Laser
|Touchscreen||Pulse||Cutting thin cover glass & touchscreen foil|
|Solid-state||Fitting conducting layers|
|Screen||UV excimer laser||Forming polycrystalline layers|
|IR diode laser||Compressing laminated glass|
|Battery||Solid-state||Welding the case|
|CO2||Engrave logos, serial numbers, etc.|
|Circuit Board||UV solid-state||Forming conductor tracks, drilling contact holes|
|Solid-state||Cutting circuit boards|
|CO2||Logos, serial numbers|
Bottom line, your smartphone wouldn’t be so smart if it weren’t for lasers!