Laser processing (including laser cutting, welding and surface treatment, etc.) is an advanced production technology. China’s laser processing industry is making great strides forward. The high-tech term laser has become a real social productivity. “Developing high technology and realizing industrialization” has become a reality in China’s laser processing industry.
As a new type of light source, laser has the characteristics of good directionality, high brightness, good monochromaticity and high energy density. The laser pointer industry based on lasers is developing rapidly in the world, and is now widely used in industrial production, communications, information processing, medical and health, military, cultural education, and scientific research. According to statistics, from high-end optical fibers to common barcode scanners, the market value of laser-related products and services is as high as trillions of dollars each year.
The laser industry has formed a complete and mature industrial chain distribution. The upstream mainly includes laser materials and supporting components, the midstream mainly consists of various lasers and its supporting equipment, and the downstream mainly consists of laser application products, consumer products, and equipment. The domestic laser market mainly includes laser processing equipment, optical communication devices and equipment, laser measurement equipment, lasers, laser medical equipment, laser components, etc. The main applications are in the industrial processing and optical communication markets, which account for nearly 70% of the market share .
At present, the laser industry is mainly used in laser processing, medical and other industries, of which 12% are in scientific research and development, 32% in material processing, 12% in communications, 14% in information, 20% in medicine, and measurement and other fields. Each accounted for 9% and 1%.
Up to now, there are 5 national-level laser technology research centers and more than 10 research institutions across the country; 21 provinces and cities produce and sell green laser pointer products, and there are more than 200 units that produce and sell stereotyped products all the year round. . The domestic laser industry has formed a relatively complete industrial chain composed of laser crystals, key components, accessories, lasers, laser systems, application development, and public service platforms.
The laser processing industry can be divided into four industrial zones, the Pearl River Delta, the Yangtze River Delta, Central China and the Bohai Rim. The four industrial belts have different focuses. The Pearl River Delta is dominated by small and medium-power laser processing machines, the Yangtze River Delta is dominated by high-power laser cutting and welding equipment, and the Bohai Rim is dominated by high-power laser cladding and all-solid-state lasers. Central China covers large, medium and small laser processing equipment.