FEMTO LASER μ-Machining

FEMTO LASER μ-machining is the most advanced laser technology to process a wide range of materials. Thanks to very low heat diffusion time (< 300 fs), thermal effects are avoided. Surface and geometries quality is improved due to high energy density. High repetition rate allows excellent productivity.

Femto second pulse laser sketch explanation

5-axis precession head

5-axis precession head used for the FEMTO Laser process

Flexilibity

  • Drilling, cutting, turning

 

Function

With each FEMTO LASER pulse that hits the work-piece a small amount of material immediately vaporizes. The material removal occurs in a controlled manner leading to no damage, burrs or any negative influences to the material integrity.

Posalux FEMTO LASER μ-machining solutions benefits are :

  • FEMTO source < 300 fs
  • Highest level of accuracy and productivity
  • Stable and repeatable quality
  • Cold ablation keeping material integrity (NAZ)
  • Proven performance in 24/7 industrial environment

 

Wide range of materials

  • Ceramic
  • Nitinol
  • Titanium
  • Polymers
  • Precious materials
  • Copper
  • Steel, stainless steel
  • Brass

Why choosing FEMTO ?

Today many miniaturized components are used in all kinds of devices. Several applications – e.g. in the medical or electronic world – are not imaginable without very small and tiny parts. Thus, this requires new ways to produce and manufacture these parts. With FEMTO LASER μ-machining there are various processes possible like drilling, cutting and turning in almost all materials that are very difficult to machine.

Contact pin for testing electronics devices machined by FEMTO Laser Turning Operation

Electronics - Femto Turning Operation (FTO) - Contact pins for testing devices

High ratio 1:12 Micro holes side view drilled by FEMTO Laser process

High Ratio Holes (ratio 1:12)

Blind hole in steel drilled by FEMTO Laser

Medical - Drilling of blind holes in steel

Gear wheel for watch movement in brass/maillechort machined by FEMTO Laser

Watchmaking - Gear wheel for watch movement in brass / maillechort

Perpendicular cutting in nitinol for medical application machined by FEMTO Laser

Perpendicular cutting in Nitinol for Medical Industry

Which industries ?

It is aimed to all industries regarding highest precison without compromising quality and productivity. Posalux FEMTO LASER μ-machining solutions target niche applications in a mass production environment. Typical applications are in the automotive, electronic, medical and watch industries. We continuously develop solutions for the future and therefore use this high-end technology with customers compliance and applications.

Automotive industry:
  • Microdrilling of GDI injectors
  • Microdrilling of Diesel injectors
  • Microdrilling of valve plates
Electronics industry :
  • Test fixtures and probe cards guide plates microdrilling
  • Test sockets micromachining
Medical industry:
  • Defined surface texturing
  • Precision cutting of micro components
  • Surgical needles
Watch industry:
  • Cutting of hands
  • Gear cutting operations

 

Automotive – GDI nozzle holes in hardened material

Gasoline direct injection nozzle micro holes drilled by FEMTO Laser
Microscope view of a micro hole in an injection nozzle drilled by FEMTO Laser
Gasoline direct injection nozzle micro holes in hardened metal drilled by FEMTO Laser

Electronics – Any kind of shapes on ceramics, hard ceramics, copper and polymer materials

Oblong holes 80 microns diameter 90 microns diameter in Photoveel IIs drilled by FEMTO Laser process

Oblongs ø 80 µm - ø 90 µm in Photoveel IIs

FEMTO Laser round holes

Round holes Ø 70 µm / Wall thickness 8 µm

Square holes 30x30 microns in Si3N4 drilled by FEMTO Laser

Square holes 30 x 30 µm in Si3N4

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