Micromachining Using Precision Lasers
A-Laser specializes in state-of-the-art laser micromachining. It is a complex process that can utilize infrared (IR) or ultraviolet (UV) lasers. The process with IR lasers involve a laser beam hitting the surface of a material, which then converts to heat, and ultimately melts the material. UV lasers, on the other hand, operate through the process of ablation which removes materials instantly by breaking the bonds directly, essentially evaporating the material instantly with minimal heat effects for a cleaner, lower burr machining.
rigid and flex boards
using customer provided designs
Microvias and micro holes
Tubes, reels, and flat material stocks
Lasers are effective in that they are extremely versatile and accurate, which allows our laser systems to reach a level of precision with the cleanliness of cuts like never before. Pulse width is also important to note as they can affect throughput and quality. Our lasers are equipped to deliver speeds of up to several hundred features per second. Before designing a tool, we conduct studies to ensure the best laser fluence. We are able to determine the ideal speed for each material and design, with minimal Carbon redeposit. Our individual laser tool designs are unique for each material to assure the cleanliness and accuracy of each cut.
Our high-accuracy lasers utilize multiple laser wavelengths, like UV or IR, to tackle any complex application. Each laser system has the capability to integrate the entire spectrum of light, resulting in finite precision work that conventional machines are unable to deliver.
Today’s world is driven by high-tech advancements with tolerances that are rigorous, meticulous, and austere which leaves no room for error. This is why we are proud our expertise continues to serve those in the aerospace, automotive, electronic, or medical industries.
We offer QC reports that include all features outlined on your prints including special application call outs like true position and concentricity, with an AQL sampling rate that is best suited for your needs. Whether you need a single panel for a medical device, or a full-scale production for industrial cutting, our world-class operations and engineering staff are able to effectively tailor each solution unique to your needs, regardless of where you are on your manufacturing supply chain.
As we are heavily invested in the newest technology, we plan on revealing our newest laser system in January 2018 which will focus on depaneling. Mechanical depaneling comes at a risk, as it can heavily damage materials. However our newest machine will have a quick turn time, thus helping streamline the process for the removal of individual boards, while providing you with the maximum yield for your entire production. It will also be capable of processing thicker boards (80 to 100 mil thick) at much higher speeds, resulting in an easy and fast process of microvia drilling for through cut and blind vias.
Our advanced precision lasers can help you achieve optimal results in the shortest time possible and in the most economical way. Coupled with our ESD safe production environment and expertise with handling loaded and unloaded panels, we are the number one destination for all work involving electronic boards and panels.