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Market status of laser equipment for PCB and FPC industry in the world in 2022

Market status of laser equipment for PCB and FPC industry in the world in 2022


PCB and FPC are one of the important components in the electronics industry, and occupy the largest proportion in the subdivided industries of various electronic components. With the increasing demand of users for wearable consumer electronics such as smart phones, the rapid development of PCB and FPC industry is further promoted. And the emergence of laser technology in the industry, but also let PCB and FPC industry into the explosive growth. The application of laser technology in PCB industry is mainly in the following aspects: laser cutting, laser welding, laser measurement, laser marking and so on.

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The global laser equipment market for PCB and FPC industry reached $6,382.04 million in 2021 and is expected to reach $14,517.44 million in 2028, with a CAGR of 10.37% (2022-2028).
From the perspective of product types, laser cutting machine occupies an important position and is expected to reach 57.29% in 2028. At the same time, in terms of application, PCB’s share in 2021 is about 78.37%, and CAGR in the next few years is about 9.98%.

From a corporate perspective, globally, PCB, core manufacturers of laser equipment for FPC industry mainly include Trumpf, Amada, LPKF, Mitsubishi Electric, EO Technics and IPG Photonics, Trotec, Dazu Laser, Huagong Technology, Hymstar, Lianwin Laser, Delong Laser, Avionics and Zhongke Microjing, etc. In 2021, the world’s top tier manufacturers mainly include Trumpf and Dazu Laser, and the top tier occupies about 14.67% of the market share. Competition is expected to intensify in the coming years, especially in the Chinese market.

Development opportunities and main driving factors of laser equipment for PCB and FPC industry

Downstream industry demand

The demand of the downstream consumer electronics industry has been growing in recent years, especially the popularity of smart phones, PC equipment and other electronic products, so that the industry’s key components PCB and flexible PCB demand increase, their requirements for laser production equipment is also increasingly high, promote the development of the industry.

Technical advantages

Compared with traditional processing, laser processing technology has the advantages of high precision, fast speed, non-contact, intelligent, flexible and so on.

Manufacturers increase R&D investment


Global manufacturers in order to seize a more favorable market position in the market, in order to better adapt to the needs of the downstream industry, they are in the laser equipment technology research and development investment

PCB and FPC industry with laser equipment industry development risks

Market competition Intensifies

Laser processing technology with the show in the industrial manufacturing of low cost, high efficiency and extensive application field advantage attaches great importance to by various countries, the United States, Japan and other developed countries earlier into the laser industry, has certain first-mover advantage, for many small and medium-sized enterprises to enter the market after forming technology, scale and multiple competition on talents.

Fluctuation risk of downstream industry

Influenced by the demand of consumer electronics terminals and the commercialization process of 4G, the market demand in the field of consumer electronics shows great fluctuations. Industries such as display and consumer electronics may experience significant market changes in a short period of time due to technological advances, macroeconomic and policy factors.

Raw material fluctuation risk

The main raw materials of laser equipment include laser, scanning galvanometer, motion control card, etc. Some key core components are supplied by a few countries, which forms a certain instability in the supply of raw materials. Changes in international relations and industrial policies will have a great impact on the production cost.

The applications of laser technology

Laser cutting

Laser cutting is the use of high power density focused laser beam irradiate the workpiece, so that the irradiated material quickly melt, vaporize, ablative or reach the ignition point, at the same time with the beam coaxial high-speed airflow, cutting the workpiece.

Laser reduces pain

Through laser beam irradiation of the lesion site, eliminate or relieve pain symptoms, promote local blood supply, improve blood circulation, repair local damaged tissue, eliminate local aseptic inflammation. Semiconductor laser mainly uses the wavelength of 640nm light wave, can penetrate into the deep tissue of the human body to play a role, the penetration depth can reach 7 cm, so that the pain symptoms of patients to slow down. Based on the various functions of laser, laser has been in the heart, cancer, eye, ear, nose, pharynx, teeth, skin, gynecology, surgery, orthopedics, neurology and beauty physiotherapy and other aspects of clinical medical treatment, forming a new branch of medicine – laser medicine.

Military laser

Lasers are used in both attack and defense. In terms of attack, the United States has developed and successfully tested laser cannons; In defense, lidar also has a wide range of uses.

Lasers are used in both attack and defense

Laser face recognition

Face recognition is through the semiconductor PCBA laser device to emit tens of thousands of lattice structure light to illuminate the face surface, the camera collected depth information and infrared combined image, and then through the depth algorithm calculation after fusion to form a three-dimensional image, can be more accurate face recognition.

Laser communication

Laser communication using laser carrier communication, because of its strong anti-interference, so it has high transmission bandwidth, large capacity, long distance.
In addition to the application mentioned above, laser applications mainly include industrial manufacturing, medical PCBA health, business, scientific research, information processing and military six fields. Laser is also widely used in marking, cutting, welding, drilling, engraving, measurement, diagnosis and other fields, is the development of high-end precision manufacturing key support technology, laser technology is also constantly improving.



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