The electronic industry comprising of many sectors is enormous. The electronics industry’s broad umbrella covers batteries in the battery industry, cars in the automotive industry, and electronic medical devices belonging to the medical sector.
The electrical or electronics industry has three sections: general electronics, consumer electronics, and electric utility utilities. The consumer electronics sector is the largest of the three, enjoying around 2% to 4% growth every year.
Thinking of millions of electronic products used worldwide, it is not surprising to find thousands of various components involved in the electronics industry, including different metals. Here enters the dissimilar metal welding, which is a crucial process useful for driving production efficiency and keeping the sector of electronics running smoothly.
Metals play a vital part in this industry because of their electrical conductivity among all the other properties. The electronics sector has no shortage of products when it comes to a vast range of materials, especially metals, for aiding their production.
However, every metal has its characteristics, benefits, and combination with other metals. It becomes easy to achieve a high-quality, cost-effective, and efficient product. Some of the metals used in the industry are gold, silver, tin, lithium, copper, steel, nickel, manganese, and aluminium.
With so many dissimilar metals involved in the electronics industry, there is a need to use various combinations and applications for making a product that requires welding.
- Welding of stainless steel and copper to get the benefit of a high level of strength from steel and electrical conductivity from copper
- Welding of copper and aluminum is quite popular as it is useful for batteries in electric cars. It gives the benefit of the lightweight of aluminum and electrical conductivity from copper
The battery being the most critical component of this industry uses a lot of dissimilar metal welding. In addition to the above combinations, welding of aluminum and manganese also helps to create batteries. Moreover, dissimilar metal welding is useful for manufacturing fuel cells, fine wires, and electronic medical devices.
However, the quality of the weld is a crucial issue and plays a critical role in the manufacturing and automotive sector of the electronics industry. They follow strict procedures to produce the best quality product with almost 0% defects. Therefore, the development of many innovative weld monitors, welding control equipment, and weld data monitoring technologies is taking place to inspect the welding quality. Acquisition and analysis with real-time manipulation of welding parameters help achieve good quality welds while eliminating the risk or danger involved at the time of welding.