Many services; one standard for excellence
Often overlooked, texture and the micro-structures that form textures are found everywhere in nature with stunning effect. So stunning in fact that (we) are constantly attempting to mimic their functional properties and aesthetic brilliance by replicating them to enhance our environment and the products we use everyday.
To achieve these results, we utilize 5-axis CNC lasers specifically designed for ablation on flat, cylindrical and highly complex 3D surfaces, and integrated System 3R robotic automation that allows for efficient 24/7 production seamlessly between multiple lasers. Through these systems, we are able to texture, engrave, machine and mark the surfaces of injection, blow and die cast mold cavities, die stamps and manufactured ‘end product’ parts with amazing accuracy and repeatability, and efficiently manage projects from a single part up into the thousands.
We offer new pattern design and development, and the capability to reverse engineer natural material surfaces to develop functional surface microstructures.
Working in tandem with our lasers and design services, Providence Texture employs robust quality control and innovative reverse engineering techniques with four distinct 3D scanning technologies—structured blue light, focal variation, confocal and interferometry.
Texture / Engrave / Machine
5-axis laser ablation ensures improved quality, reliability, accuracy and repeatability; it preserves parting lines; protects highly polished surfaces; removes the need for pre-texture surface polishing in some cases; all making it cost-neutral compared to conventional chemical processes.
Micron level micro-structures and functional textures are possible with our femtosecond laser. The ultrashort pulse, cold ablation technology produces burr-free features for uses such as Tribology and Microfluidics. With 5-axis movement and 100mm+ working distance, we bring new surface possibilities to the manufacturing world.
Permanent, vibrant colors and light diffracting qualities are some effects possible on metals. Whether for marketing designs, anti-counterfeiting or data matrix tracking, our lasers are uniquely suited for marking on complex 3D surfaces. Explore the possibilities!
Design / Development
No limits – patterns can be geometric, organic, transitioning and digressive. Have us create your custom design or choose from our expanding library of patterns. We can mimic, alter, enhance and generate patterns on nearly any scale, from nearly any material – natural or manufactured.
100% Digital Process
Our digital 3D pattern-mapping process allows us to apply your choice of pattern(s) seamlessly to complex 3D surfaces. Once mapped, we can render 3D previews for quality assurance. Not sure about your pattern decision, then have us render a few and make a well-informed choice!
R&D / POC (proof of concept)
We bring decades of industry experience, cross-disciplined training, and leading-edge technology to new problems. Bring your ideas and we will help prove the concept.
High Volume Programs
Utilizing custom aluminum fixtures and palletized work holding, our integrated robotic automation can manage projects from a single part up into the thousands, 24/7, all day and all night.
We employ four distinct 3D scanning technologies to support our laser services and ensure success with your project. We also offer 3D scanning as a stand-alone service for inspection, reverse engineering and more. Give us a call to discuss your application.
Applying our knowledge and experience to your project is one more way we can contribute to your success. Whatever your goals are, we are here to listen, learn, discover, and work strategically to solve problems. Your problems.