Laser micromachining is a very powerful method for the production of micro-parts or micro-features on larger parts. Feature sizes down to 3 microns can be produced in the right circumstances and holes or features of 5 microns and above are routine.
- Minimum Feature Size: 1 µm (micron), although this will be material-dependent
- Maximum Feature Depth: 2mm (limited by 30:1 aspect ratio with hole diameter)
- Suitable Materials: Most materials from soft plastics to Tungsten Carbide and Diamond
Within our subcontract facility we have a variety of infrared, visible and ultraviolet sources in both the nanosecond and ultrafast regime. These can be used for micromachining, micro-drilling, micro-cutting, precision machining, fine cutting, microfabrication, ablation studies, MEMS, scribing, etching, marking, engraving and milling. Laser micro machining can often be a more cost-effective alternative to techniques such as micro EDM.
From an understanding of your requirements, we will select the correct wavelength and pulse duration for your application, if necessary develop the laser micro-features milling process and then produce the parts.
Typical quantities of parts range from one-off for R&D, through 10s to 1000s off for production.
Our technical team has been working on laser micromachining for nearly 20 years, and we have experience in milling parts in many different materials. Contact us with your requirements to find out how we can help.