Precision, Quality, Time and Knowledge
Laser drilling of holes in tubular or flat material components generally occurs through the melting and vaporization of the respective workpiece material through the absorption of energy from a focused laser beam.
The energy required to remove material by melting is 4x less than the amount needed to vaporize the same volume, so a process that removes material by melting is generally favored.
Whether melting or vaporization is more dominant in a laser drilling process depends on many factors, with laser pulse duration and energy playing an important role. To complete projects high in quality and efficiency, an understanding of how laser beams interact with various materials is necessary. For this reason, most companies decide to outsource their laser processing jobs.
Years of industry experience have given us insights into how to produce thru-hole within milliseconds with diameters as small as .001” while creating little or no debris. Debris is critical to avoid in many industries such as electronics and healthcare.
Laser drilling produces precise holes in a wide range of materials, especially in locations and angles incredibly difficult to make by mechanical means.
Examples of materials Almaks Laser Solution drills include:
- Mild steels
- Stainless steels
- Titanium alloys
- Aluminum alloys
- Galvanized steels
- Nitinol, Inconel
- Drilling of gaskets
- Silicon Hole drilling