Innovative Ultrafast Laser Solutions

Innovative Ultrafast Laser Solutions

Our Micromachining Division will provide custom micromachining of parts to meet your specific needs – from the design and fabrication of one-off components to routine production runs. We specialize in machining features and manufacturing components in the few microns up to the mm scale. We are able to machine virtually any material including hard-to-machine materials, such as refractory metals, ceramics, and crystals. We also provide inspection services including SEM imaging along with custom packaging per customer requirements – all inside a Class 1000 clean room. Please contact us to learn more.

We provide contract manufacturing for many industries. Most notable are the medical, electronic, micro-mechanical, and metrology industries.

Benefits of Micromachining with Ultrafast Lasers

- No damage to adjacent material
- No wavelength dependence
- No de-lamination
- No splatter
- No heat-affected zone (HAZ)
- Precise, repeatable results
- Sub-micron features
- Machine virtually any material – from metals to crystals to glass, ceramics & teflon

Laser micro drilling

Micro-Drilling

We routinely drill holes ranging from 1 micron to 1 mm in diameter in virtually any material including refractory metals and glass.


Laser micro milling in polymer

Micro-Milling

We can mill virtually any geometry into a wide range of materials such as polymers (photo), metals, ceramics, glasses, and semiconductors.


Laser surface patterning in crystal

Surface Patterning

Like drilling and milling, surface patterning can be performed in many materials including crystals (photo).


Laser micro milling in nitinol

Heat sensitive materials

Our processing technology is a “cold” process in that there is very little heat deposited into the bulk material. Thus, heat sensitive materials, like the nitinol sample (photo), can be machined without destroying the physical properties of the material.


Precious Metals

Our technology is fully compatible with all metals including precious ones such as platinum, platinum alloys, and other biologically friendly materials.

Polymers

We can process nearly every kind of polymer and regularly expand our repertoire of processing techniques to be compatible with even more.

Contacts and Electrodes

We machine a variety of electrodes, contact bands and other similar parts that are excised from thin foils, usually around 1 mil (25.4 microns) thick. Materials for these parts include precious metals, refractory metals, and a variety of alloys. All are precisely machined with extremely high quality and reproducibility and are absent of significant heat-affected zones, burrs, or other deteriorative chemical or physical properties. Parts range from very simple geometries to complex structures, have outer dimensions from a few millimeters up to tens of centimeters, and have internal features as small as a few microns. In some cases the foil is laminated to other materials and the processing can often be controlled to stop at an interface layer without causing de-lamination of the metal.

Please contact us to learn more.

We also offer Fully-Integrated Ultrafast Laser Micromachining Workstations.