In recent years, the Chinese laser equipment market has maintained a steady growth trend. According to the prediction of China Academy of Commerce and Industry, the development prospects of China’s laser industry in 2021 are expected to show the following trends:
01. Industrial policies support the development of laser processing technology
The laser processing equipment industry is a key area of national policy support. In recent years, under the background of Industry 4.0, the country has launched the “Made in China 2025” plan, taking intelligent manufacturing as the main direction of attack, promoting intelligent manufacturing process, and requiring innovative research on advanced manufacturing, intelligent manufacturing, intelligent equipment, etc. The characteristic of laser processing and manufacturing is that laser is easy to control, and can combine laser processing systems, robot systems, and computer numerical control technology. It has high flexibility, fast processing speed, high production efficiency, and short product production cycle, and the industry has broad development prospects. With policy assistance, the laser processing equipment industry is expected to experience rapid growth.
02. The penetration rate of domestic laser equipment market continues to increase
As an alternative industry for using cutting tools, small and medium-sized laser cutting equipment will be popularized in more and more fields with the acceleration of technological upgrading, industrial structure adjustment, and personalized product demand trends in traditional industries. Industrial applications have huge development prospects. In terms of high-power laser cutting and welding equipment, with the transformation and upgrading of the manufacturing industry, new requirements for production processes and quality will continue to increase the penetration rate of laser technology in the future.
03. Rapid development of emerging application fields
Laser processing technology is a new type of processing technology that utilizes directional energy for non-contact processing. It can integrate with many other technologies and breed emerging technologies and industries, which will have a significant impact on many traditional processing industries. With the gradual maturity and industrialization of picosecond and femtosecond laser technologies, lasers will be more widely used for precision processing of brittle materials such as sapphire, special glass, ceramics, etc., supporting the development of industries such as semiconductors and consumer electronics.
04. The increasingly mature supporting industries provide strong support for industry development
The central China region, the Pearl River Delta region, the Yangtze River Delta region, and the Bohai Rim region have gradually developed into important global laser industry bases, with a large number of laser enterprises, laser research institutions, and application factories distributed. Gradually, a relatively complete industrial chain consisting of laser basic materials, laser optical devices, lasers, laser accessories, laser application development systems, public service platforms, and other links has been formed.
05. The environmental protection characteristics of laser processing are in line with the trend of industrial development
At present, China proposes to improve resource utilization efficiency, reduce pollution costs in the production process, develop new energy, and achieve sustainable economic development through the implementation of green strategies. High efficiency, low energy consumption, and low noise environmentally friendly manufacturing technology will be the trend of future industrial processing.