If you’ve dealt with product design, especially products that involve electronic and electrical circuits, then you have probably dealt with Kapton.
Why is Kapton widely used?
This synthetic polymer is extremely versatile due to its remarkable physical properties.
The thermal stability of Kapton allows for using it in various environments from electronic Flex Circuit Boards to insulation on space crafts and even medical devices.
Why should you consider laser cut Kapton?
- This material usually comes in rolls of thin film in its stock form, you will need some sort of fabrication process to cut it to your desired design. While die cutting and mechanical CNC routing may work for crude projects, nothing will beat the precision and cleanliness of laser cut Kapton.
- For applications that require Kapton cutting with minimal processing strain, like routing and de-paneling flexible circuit boards with sensitive components, using UV lasers is definitely the way to go. Laser cut Kapton is proven through rigorous testing to be virtually vibration free which will keep your solder joints stress free and sensitive chipsets safe.
- There are many advantages to laser cut Kapton, but cleanliness will have to be far up that list. It’s well known that with any industrial fabrication process, cleaning of the fabricated products will have to follow. And though you may not consider it too much during your design stage, it can end up costing more than the fabrication process itself.
Enter laser cut Kapton.
With designs that are clean enough post laser cutting for most applications or requiring minimal cleaning for special applications, like the medical field, for example, you have just saved time and money while getting the superior product!
If the above information is not enough to convince you with laser cutting your next Kapton project, here’s one more thing to consider: Lead time! WHAT?
Laser fabrication has by far the quickest turn times ever, and who really has time? With lead times that can help you meet your deadlines and stay ahead of your competition.
Contact us for a quote today for your next laser cut Kapton project and experience for yourself A-Laser’s top notch customer service, superior prices, and lead times.
UV lasers and Kapton go together perfectly and we have experience and the best LPKF UV lasers.
We also stock a wide assortment of Kapton films with various thicknesses. Still hesitant? Contact us!