Microprocessing

Laser micro structuring of clock faces with excimer laser
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Laser micro structuring of clock faces with excimer laser

IWS engineers utilize substantial equipment and facility installations and solid know-how to perform applied research projects in the field of micro and fine processing with laser beams. Targeted applications are the miniaturization of functional elements in machines, systems, vehicles, instruments and medical devices. Examples include the fabrication of 3D structures of sub-millimeter dimensions and areal structures on polymers, metals, ceramics and quartzite and biocompatible materials as well as cleaning with laser technology.

 

Service offers

The applications range from direct laser cutting with high precision of very diverse materials via micro mating of different combinations of materials, like ceramic membranes involving polymers as support material, through to surface modification by laser radiation.

 

Equipment

Ultra short pulse laser, short pulse solid state laser, excimer laser, mobile cleaning laser, pulsed CO2 laser, cw fiber laser, THz measurement system, high speed camera