Many services; one standard for excellence
Often overlooked, textures and micro-structures 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 to enhance our environment and the products we use everyday.
To help our customers achieve these results, we utilize 5-axis CNC lasers specifically designed for ablation on flat, cylindrical and highly complex 3D surfaces to texture, engrave, micro-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.
Proof of Concept development and the capability to reverse engineer material surfaces and functional surface microstructures is a cornerstone of our services, supporting our customers as they bring their ideas to manufacturing and market.
Machine capacity, you ask? We employ System 3R robotic automation seamlessly integrated between multiple lasers allowing for 24/7 “lights out” production to efficiently manage projects with a single part or programs with thousands of parts.
Texturing & Engraving
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 many cases; all making it cost-neutral compared to conventional chemical processes.
Micron level micro-structures are possible with our ultra-short pulse laser technology. Our femtosecond laser use cold ablation to produce burr-free features, particularly beneficial in the medical, life sciences, aerospace industries. With 5-axis machine movement and working distances up to 300mm, we bring a versatile and efficient process to produce micro features to the manufacturing world.
Permanent, vibrant colors and light diffracting qualities are some effects possible on metals. Whether for marketing, anti-counterfeiting or data matrix tracking, our lasers are uniquely suited for marking on complex 3D surfaces. Explore the possibilities!
Patterns & Textures
No limits – patterns can be geometric, organic, transitioning and digressive, fading seamlessly from one to the next. Create your own custom pattern or choose from our expanding library of patterns. Already have a pattern sample you would like to match? We can work from virtually any sample material to help you create the look and feel to transform your products.
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!
Development & Proof of concept
We bring decades of laser industry experience, cross-disciplined training, and leading-edge technology to transform new problems into new solutions. Bring your ideas and we will develop a strategy to help you 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.
Laser Cutting – No HAZ
We employ ultra-fast laser technology to cut a wide range of thin materials such as plastics, metals, glass, ceramics, etc. without the compromising effect of a heat affected zone (HAZ).
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.