Precision Laser Cutting for the Semi-Conductor Industry

The semiconductor industry is looking for faster, smaller, more powerful, intricately precise, and massively efficient processes. Ultraviolet (UV) laser cutting is a perfect fit. A laser’s beam can hold up to 1mm tolerance, it can cut complex profiles, and it can easily change the required cut by altering the computer aided design (CAD) file.

Laser machines can also process a variety of materials like Polyimide (Kapton), Polyimide (Cirlex), Q-pad, and Grafoil. Processing those materials using lasers can add huge value to the overall supply chain for the semiconductor industry.

Material Examples:

Q-pad, for example, is a composite of silicone rubber and fiberglass. What makes this material special is its outstanding mechanical and physical attributes, which makes it ideal for many applications.

Q-pad materials vast application possibilities are due in part to its flame retardant characteristics. This makes it ideal to be used to electrically isolate power sources from heat sinks. It can be applied between a transistor and a heat sink or between a heat sink and a chassis. Q-pad, then, is excellent under electrically isolated power modules, in gaskets, or in devices such as resistors, transformers and solid state relays.

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Q-pad also has:

  • Thermal impedance: 1.13°C-in2/W (@50 psi)
  • Thermal Conductivity 0.9 W/mK
  • Maximum Usage Temperature

In addition, there are many physical advantages to using the Q-pad material. Q-pad is easy to handle and can be installed prior to soldering and cleaning. It conforms to surface textures and eliminates processing constraints associated with grease.

Laser cutting can improve both quality and efficiency, and its use in processing Q-pad proves it. Lasers provide the best software-controlled beam quality. Engineers can design the drawing and the laser will give them the freedom to request tight tolerances and precise cuts.

Why Use A-Laser for Your Semi-Conductor Material Needs?

At A-Laser, offering the latest UV laser technology to meet semiconductor demand is our priority. Not only do we specialize in cutting material like Qpad, we offer an extensive variety of solutions when it comes to precision laser cutting for semiconductor industry applications. We have expert engineers at CAD, tool engineering, and process development.

A-Laser engineers will evaluate customer’s materials and recommend the best system to process them, then work with the customer to develop faster and more efficient processes.

By having an excellent engineering team, A-Laser excels in quality and especially when processing materials like Polyimide (Kapton), Polyimide (Cirlex), Q-pad, and Grafoil for the semiconductor industry. Recommending the best solution while having the ability to do the needed adjustment in CAD files and laser tooling are what sets A-Laser apart.