Industrial policy supports the development of the industrial laser industry, and the market space is huge.

Industry The policy supports the development of the industrial laser industry, and the market space is huge.

Industry policy supports the development of industrial laser industry, market space Huge

Laser refers to light that is amplified by stimulated radiation, which is a device that uses the principle of stimulated radiation to amplify or oscillate light in certain excited materials. The world’s first laser was an artificial ruby ​​crystal laser developed in 1960. Lasers are widely used, mainly for marking, communication, spectroscopy, ranging, radar, cutting, weapons, records, instructions, correction, beauty, scanning, and mosquito killing.

I. The global industrial laser market maintains rapid growth.

In recent years, the global industrial laser market has maintained a relatively fast growth, and China Industrial Information Research Network released “2018-2023” According to the China Industrial Laser Industry Market Research and Development Forecast Report, global industrial laser revenue increased from 2.487 billion US dollars in 2013 to 4.314 billion US dollars in 2017, with a compound annual growth rate of 14.76%. Since 2015, the industrial laser market has grown at a faster rate, with market growth rates of 8.93%, 19.36% and 26.10% in the last three years.

Chart: Global Industrial Laser Market Size 2013-2017

Industry policy supports the development of the industrial laser industry with huge market space

Source: Laser Markets Research, Sansheng Consulting

In terms of working substance classification, industrial lasers can be divided into fiber lasers, CO2 lasers, solid-state lasers and other lasers. Fiber lasers account for the highest proportion of materials processing. In 2017, global fiber laser sales were US$2,039 million, accounting for 47.26% of industrial laser sales. The rapid growth of the fiber laser market is the main reason for the growth of the industrial laser market.

Second, industrial laser material processing applications are extensive

In terms of material processing, industrial lasers are mainly used for cutting, marking, metal finishing, metal welding, etc., among which cutting and hitting Marked as the two most important application areas. China Industrial Information Research Network released the “2018-2023 China Industrial Laser Industry Market Research and Development Forecast Report” data shows: In 2017, global industrial lasers in the application of material processing, cutting applications accounted for 35%, welding applications accounted for 16%, marking applications accounted for 15%.

Chart: Application Structure for Global Industrial Laser Materials Processing in 2017

Industry policy supports the development of the industrial laser industry with huge market space

Data Source: Laser Markets Research, Sansheng Consulting

III. China’s industrial policy support, huge space for industry development

Laser processing technology as capable The new processing technology that replaces traditional machining in many fields has a large degree of freedom in the material, shape, size and processing environment of the processed materials, and can better solve the technical problems of processing, forming and refining of different materials. From large-scale industrial cutting to precision machining, large processing span, wide material selection, easy operation, energy saving and environmental protection, and high processing quality make laser processing technology become one of the important advanced technologies in modern manufacturing. Currently, it is already in automobiles and electronics. The fields of aerospace, machinery, metallurgy, railways, and ships are increasingly replacing traditional manufacturing technologies and expanding new application fields.

The laser industry is a high-end technology manufacturing industry that has long been encouraged and strongly supported by the national industrial policy. “National Medium- and Long-Term Plan for Science and Technology Development (2006-2020)”, “Guidelines for Priority Development of High-tech Industrialization Priority Areas”, “Twelfth Five-Year Plan for National Strategic Emerging Industries”, “Thirteen National policy, development planning and project guidelines such as the “National Science and Technology Innovation Plan” and “2017 Annual Guide for Additive Manufacturing Major Projects” emphasize the key support for the development of the laser industry and provide a broad industrial policy space for the sustained and rapid development of the industry. And good opportunities.

Sansheng Consulting Researcher believes that compared with developed countries in Europe and America, China’s laser technology is not too late to start, but there is still a big gap in the application of laser technology and high-end core technology, in Germany, Developed countries represented by the United States and Japan have basically completed the replacement of traditional manufacturing technologies in some large-scale industrial fields, and entered the era of “light manufacturing”; although China’s laser applications have developed rapidly, the application penetration rate is still relatively low. As the core technology of industrial upgrading, the laser processing application field will continue to be the key support area of ​​the country, and will continue to expand the scope of application, and ultimately promote the manufacturing industry in China to the era of “light manufacturing”.

With the proposal of “Made in China 2025”, China will accelerate the application of advanced manufacturing technology and automation technology to realize another upgrade of national industrial technology, and laser technology will further realize the traditional manufacturing technology. Alternative. In the future, the replacement of the traditional processing technology market will provide a larger market space for the development of the laser processing industry.