Laser Ablation

Optimize an amazingly versatile process with our expertise.

Laser ablation can meet your needs when conventional manufacturing methods can’t, putting a wide range of specialized micromanufacturing goals within reach. Laser Light Technologies will help you fine-tune from start to finish.

Laser Light’s custom ablation processes selectively remove layers of substrate or coating from the surface of manufactured parts, having little to no effect on other areas. Common coating removals include parylene, polyamides, silver chloride and gold, but many others are possible. It’s also possible to target minute areas or create patterns, and ablation is suitable for a wide variety of substrate materials including glass, ceramics, metals and semiconductors.

Our approach to ablation starts with a test of your material sample, to evaluate removal efficiency and establish parameters for laser micromanufacturing and post-laser processing. This allows us to make recommendations for optimal quality, efficiency and productivity. It also enables us to provide you with the most accurate project quote possible.


Laser ablation offers a level of controlled depth and micron-level precision unmatched by any other manufacturing method. If you don’t see your specific need in the list here, please contact us to start a conversation about our capabilities and your options.


Laser Light ablation applications include:

  • Creating patterns with ITO, gold, aluminum or copper on glass, quartz or sapphire
  • Removing polyimide or parylene coating from stainless steel or copper
  • Marking fiducials or data metric codes on semiconductor wafers
  • Creating electrode patterns
  • Removing dielectric cover material to expose electrodes
  • Forming transmissive patterns in optically reflective coatings
  • Machining day and night knobs for automotive parts
  • Removing metal coating from 2 sides of a polymer-based film for electronics
  • Channel machining for micro fluidic devices
  • Parylene and/or polyimide coating removal for catheters and guidewires
  • 3-dimensional ablating of PEEK for implants

To learn how we can provide the required laser ablation and coating removal solutions for your industry, contact us at 573-486-5600 or online.