Laser Ablation Routing

Laser routing, the through cut contouring process used to create parts for a wide variety of industries, is at the core of our laser cutting services. We are able to work with metals in thicknesses between .001”- .025” and non-metals between .001” and .060”. Through utilization of state of the art UV and IR frequency laser systems, our laser cut parts meet the highest quality standards.

  • +/- .0005″ tolerance repeatability, no delamination
  • Clean, burr-free cuts, no shape limitations

UV laser systems route designs through the process of ablation, basically vaporizing material rather than simply burning through.  The power density, repetition rates and high collimation achieved in the laser systems utilized by A-laser set our UV laser ablation process at a next level.   We are able to minimize heat affect and material deformation in ultra thin materials and also power up to work with thicker materials while still minimizing taper.   Another, highly valuable, added benefit of UV laser ablation is seen in the cleanliness of parts.  Materials that have gone through UV laser ablation lack the carbon residue left over from processes introducing significant heat in larger areas for greater amounts of time.  Our ability to put 11 watts of power into a laser beam that is less than 20 microns at a 355 nanometer wavelength,  means incredible levels of quality for our most demanding customers.

Laser processing continues to expand as a means for part production due to many factors.  The ability to adjust and refine drawings without needing to revise hard tools provides end users with a significant reduction in cycle times as they take product to market.  The advancements in production level laser processing and material handling techniques has made laser routing much more viable for large-scale opportunities with our custom laser cutting services.