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We have worked with many more materials than are listed here. For instance, we work routinely with materials such as sapphire, graphite, and a multitude of adhesives. We also work frequently with multi-layered materials and substrates coated with metallic deposition. We can machine parts directly from the material, or if you have a pre-molded part that requires additional machining of small features, our team can meet your requirements and specifications.

For over 30 years, we have remained dedicated to staying at the forefront of technology in our industry. As we invest in new technologies and processes, we develop the capability to machine materials previously inaccessible to the laser micromachining industry.

Our culture is highly customer-driven, and we often cultivate relationships with customers who have developed proprietary or unique composite materials.

Contact us with your special material machining needs to find out how we can assist you.

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Lasers are ideal for applications requiring selective removal of surface material from an underlying substrate. The material to be removed dictates the optimal wavelength, pulse energy, and number of pulses. Laser Light Technologies, Inc. has laser systems with wavelengths from UV to IR, and will find the optimal conditions for your application.

Selective material removal allows us to pattern virtually any feature into metal coatings on top of polymer, glass, and ceramic substrates. It also enables us to remove polymer coatings from metal surfaces. Laser-based selective material removal is more accurate and environmentally friendly than other, conventional methods. Typical applications include:

  • Patterning electrodes
  • Patterning ITO coatings
  • Removing dielectric cover material
  • Machining pockets in a coating for drug-eluting stents
  • Forming transmissive patterns in optically reflective coatings
  • Machining day and night knobs for the automotive industry
  • Patterning coating on windshield glass for the automotive industry
  • Removing metal coating from both sides of a polymer base film for the electronics industry

We have the equipment, skilled staff, and expertise to micromachine the following:

  • Aluminum on PET
  • Copper on PVDF
  • Gold on Silicon
  • ITO on glass
  • Metal films on glass
  • Nickel on metal, polymers
  • Multilayer Oxide coatings
  • Parylene on glass, stainless steel
  • Polymers and ceramic- coatings on glass
  • Silicon Nitride on Silicon

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Our engineers and staff have worked extensively with ceramic materials with amazing results.  Using state-of-the-art laser systems, we have developed processes that allow us to machine precise features without cosmetic defects such as microcracks or heat affected zones.  When cutting or dicing ceramic wafers, we achieve extremely high edge quality without raised edges or chipping along the cut.

We have the expertise to micromachine the following:

  • Alumina
  • Aluminum Nitride
  • PZT
  • Silicon Carbide
  • Silicon Nitride
  • Tungsten Carbide
  • Zirconia

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With over 30 years of experience, Laser Light has machined virtually every size and shape of feature you can imagine.  The list of materials we work with continues to grow with the industry. From foil shadow masks and stencils to steel tubing for needles and cannula, or larger tubing for mechanical and aerospace applications, Laser Light Technologies employs a multitude of systems designed to deliver the exact results your application requires with clean and precise features. When asked, our talented engineering team is eager to work with you to find the optimum material or design to improve machinability, precision, and profitability.

Utilizing our propriety post-process cleaning procedures, we will remove any debris created in the processing stage in our class 100 or class 1000 clean rooms.

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We regularly micromachine the following:

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Cobalt
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Nitinol
  • Magnesium
  • Molybdenum
  • Platinum
  • Stainless Steel
  • Tantalum
  • Titanium
  • Tungsten

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Laser Light Technologies is an industry leader in processing polymer-based applications. With over 75 years of collective experience and world-class laser systems, we have the technology and experienced team to partner with you to reach your goals.

If your polymer application demands high precision and high throughput, then laser machining is the ideal solution. Our laser systems can perform both acrylic laser cutting and thin film polymer machining with micron-sized features, some companies even use laser cutting stainless steel with their own systems to create and shape their metals. With a vast array of laser systems and post-processing cleaning, we have the ability to process virtually any polymer to meet your most stringent specifications.

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Our systems can create complex geometries, trenches, wells, arrays, or custom shaped holes allowing for an endless number of possible applications in all industries. We commonly process clear polymers such as acrylic glass, for applications in the automotive, electronic, and outdoor equipment markets. Acrylic laser cutting is a well-established process that produces immaculate edges with virtually no burning or burrs. In an application that requires the material needs to be optically clear and mechanically robust, we often recommend laser cutting acrylic in comparison to other transparent polymers such as polycarbonate. Laser processing of polymers is also well suited for thin film formats, commonly used in the electronics industries, which are hard to process by conventional stamping techniques.

Typical biomedical applications include laser cutting polymer tubing for use in devices such as implantable catheters and biopsy lumens. Because our laser systems encompass the entire visible light spectrum, from UV to Infrared, we can fine tune our process to match the specific material properties of your application.

With our extensive experience in acrylic laser cutting and processing thin film polymer coatings, Laser Light Technologies, Inc. is your trusted partner for finding solutions to challenging problems. Whether you need one or one million holes drilled in your polymer material, our expert staff will develop a process for your application to meet both your technical specifications and business requirements.

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We have the expertise to micromachine the following:

  • ABS (Lexan, Cycoloy)
  • Acrylic (PMMA, PERSPLEX)
  • COC/COP (TOPAS, Zeonex)
  • Acetal (Derlin, POM)
  • Fluoropolymers (Kalrez, Hylar, Kynar, Teflon)
  • Parylene
  • PEBA (Pebax, Vestamid)
  • PEEK (Victrex)
  • PEI (Ultem)
  • PEN (Teijin)
  • Polyethersulfone PES
  • PET
  • Polyamides (Zytel)
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polyester (Arnitel, Hytrel, Valox, Mylar)
  • Polyethylene
  • Polyimide (Kapton, Upilex, Cirlex)
  • Polypropylene (Propylux, Noryl)
  • Polyurethanes (Pellethane)
  • Silicone

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Yes, we can micromachine that.

With a full spectrum of laser systems and a team of Ph.D. engineers, we have the technology, procedures, and people in place to successfully deliver your application. From polymers and metals to semiconductors and ceramics, Laser Light can develop the processes for machining to meet your exact requirements and specifications.