Laser ablation for high quality depaneling services is a fast growing portion of our overall laser cutting services due to A-laser’s high cut quality, quick turn capability, and unmatched material handling experience. The UV systems use laser ablation to process materials, thus vaporizing rather than melting which creates a clean, burr free edge and leaves virtually no carbon residue. Therefore, circuit failures and extra cleaning processes are greatly reduced with laser ablation; offering a significant cost savings for laser depaneling. Laser ablation for depaneling services is CAD driven which allows for immediate implementation of design changes and laser beams don’t dull or chip, which means there isn’t the added expense or time wasted waiting for hard tools. We are aware that little details, such as wearing proper gloves to avoid oil from fingertips, can have a huge impact post cutting processes and make sure our entire laser cutting group are trained to know the handling requirements of our customers.
Our laser ablation process creates numerous benefits for our customers that are not quite as obvious.
- <20 micron beam size allows part spacing to be tighter = material savings
- Customers can push right up to the edge of their board, as there is very little thermal influence
- High precision cuts (+/- .0005″) add greater reliability
- Contact free laser ablation and processing ensures the integrity of your panels
It’s important for us at A-Laser to understand the needs of our customers. We have years of experience singulating panels and chips for a wide range of applications. The key is communication so we take the extra steps to be certain our customers receive the best laser cut product available. Laser ablation has become a key component in higher and more reliable performance of electronics components. Our group will always strive to outperform and raise the bar for laser cutting, laser ablating, laser micromachining and post process services in today’s market.
About PCB Fabrication
Today’s modern world is filled with all sorts of electronic devices. You are surrounded by various technologies from the moment you wake up to the moment you go back to sleep.
All these devices, whether be it your phone, your TV, the computer you work on or even the systems in your car deploying your air bags and telling you to check your engine, have one thing in common. They all have Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs for short) hidden somewhere inside the design.
Without those PCBs, modern electronic designs would not have been possible, or at the very least it would be significantly different. These marvels of technology support and connect all the electronic components needed to make the magic happen.
Because technology is always pushing the envelope and the limits for size, speed, and convenience, PCB fabrication has gone through many changes over the past 4 decades. From through-hole designs to surface-mount designs, from single layer boards to multi-layer boards, from chemically etched artwork to mechanically etched or laser ablated artwork… the changes are too numerous to count for this still-developing process.
PCB fabrication has turned into a science of its own, a discipline concerned with the right choice of laminates, substrates and even copper thicknesses that fit all the needs of the different electronic designs.
PCB Fabrication & Lasers
One of the remarkable mile stones for the process of PCB fabrication is the advent of laser systems. Because PCB fabrication is a messy procedure, dealing with a lot of chemicals and materials, milling PCBs to certain sizes and designs mechanically using regular CNC technology has been known to produce a lot of hazardous debris that is detrimental to human health and is known to damage components on those boards.
Laser technology has taken PCB fabrication to the next level where precision laser cuts can de-panel PCBs cleanly without leaving any residue or producing any debris. With the ease of incorporating ESD safety measures and the vibration / debris free work environment, laser de-paneling is the absolute answer to the increased intricacy and fragility of modern day electronic components.
In our continuous efforts to interact with and shape future technologies and products, we at A-Laser have perfected the art of using UV laser systems to de-panel PCBs so we could offer you the highest quality for all your PCB fabrication projects.