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Leak Testing

Laser Drilling of Small Calibrated Holes for Leak Testing and Measurement

In today’s world checking and measurement of packaging in the pharmaceutical and food industries is critical to ensure product safety and product integrity of many different types of packaging including containers, blister packs, ampoules, vials, packets, bottles and lids etc…


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Oxford Lasers provide:

  • standard and custom calibrated leaks
  • manufacture in a wide variety of materials and formats
  • standard and custom pinhole manufacturing service
  • Certificates of Conformity confirming hole size

High Precision drilled micro-holes in blister packs, ampoules, vials in a wide variety of material.


Calibrated leaks can be created in the following:

  • Materials : Metals / Polymers / Glass / Ceramics
  • Packaging Forms : Blister packs, Ampoules, Vials and Standard Pinholes
  • Hole Sizes : 5 to 500 microns
  • Material Thickness : 50 microns to a few millimetres
  • Calibration Accuracy * : available standards +/- 3, +/- 5 or +/- 10 microns

* Dependent on material and thickness

Oxford Lasers, Inc
2 Shaker Road, Unit B104, Shirley, MA 01464, USA

Oxford Lasers Ltd.
8 Moorbrook Park, Didcot, Oxon, UK, OX11 7HP

  • T: +44 (0)1235 810088 (general/service)
  • T: +44 (0)1235 814433 (micro-machining)
  • T: +44 (0)1235 812255 (imaging)
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