Within micromachining, a variety of materials are used including ceramics, coatings, metals/alloys, and polymers, and each type of material has different subtypes that are used in micromachining. Ceramics are primarily used for laser cutting while coatings play an important role in patterning electrodes, patterning coatings, and removing coatings. Metals/alloys are designed to be used with laser cutting, laser marking, hole drilling, and foil engraving, and polymers are purposed for laser cutting, machining for minute features, and hole drilling. To appreciate the micromachining process, take time to learn about the different materials used including what they are and how they are used.

A Look at Materials Used in Micromachining