TITLE

Innovative laser process for airbag wraps

PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Industrial Laser Solutions;Dec2008, Vol. 23 Issue 12, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the reliability of airbags in an automobile for the drivers in case of an accident. It mentions that it must be ensured that all the materials used are expensive and there was a significant amount of labor involved. It notes that the wraps are processed in a continuous process that exceeds the requirements for performance, cost and reproducibility. Moreover, laser technology enables the definition of any desired cutting or welding contour for the automotive industry.
ACCESSION #
35865439

 

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