We use pulses of light that last a millionth of a billionth of a second.
Our femtosecond and nanosecond 5-axis CNC lasers can ablate on the head of a pin or within a 3700 lb. multi-cavity mold and offer flexibility over a wide range of materials. To validate our results, we employ nanometer vertically accurate 3D scanning with focal variation, confocal and interferometry technologies.
Large volume programs are managed with our integrated System 3R robotic automation with 24/7 production across multiple lasers.
AgieCharmilles Laser P 400 U
Providence Texture’s Laser P 400 U is unique among all other femtosecond laser systems on the market, with unmatched 5-axis working distance and dual laser sources (20 watt IR femto and 30 watt IR nano).
Our current 20 watt infrared (IR) femto laser allows us to ablate virtually any material, including various grades of steel, aluminum, plastic, glass, crystal, precious metals, and more.
Linked to our System 3R automation cell with standard Macro pallets, our P 400 U can run 24/7 with “lights out” productivity.
With 3-micron or better accuracy, our P 400 U references molds and parts with either an integrated Renishaw 40mm long, 2mm diameter ruby tip touch probe, or an on-board Cognex high-resolution vision system.
Providence Texture remains the only job shop in North America with the P 400 U +IR femto and nano dual source laser.
AgieCharmilles Laser P 1000 U
Our 5-axis Laser P 1000 U is equipped with a 30 watt flexible pulse IR nanosecond source, striking a balance of efficient material removal with unparalleled surface finishing capabilities. Linked to our System 3R automation cell for 24/7 “lights out” productivity, it can utilize both the 280x280mm Dynafix and standard Macro pallets for maximum flexibility.
The P 1000 U has a 5-axis capacity of approximately 330 lbs. and a volume of approximately 12 inches cubed. Larger and/or heavier parts are possible when programmed with limited 5-axis or 3-axis movements.
With 3-micron accuracy, the P 1000 U references molds and parts with an integrated Renishaw 50mm long, 3mm diameter ruby tip touch probe.
AgieCharmilles Laser P 1200 U
Our Laser P 1200 U 5-axis laser is equipped with a 50 watt IR nanosecond source for both rapid and highly detailed material removal.
With a boast-worthy 3700 lb. weight capacity, we can ablate parts in excess of 27 inches cubed in full 5-axis, and much larger parts when programmed in limited 5-axis or 3-axis movement. This makes the P 1200 U ideal for most automotive texture applications, including light lenses – an ideal tool when texturing on or near diamond polished surfaces.
With 3-micron accuracy, the P 1200 U references molds and parts with an integrated Renishaw 50mm long, 3mm diameter ruby tip touch probe.
System 3R Automation
Our System 3R transformer robot provides us with the automation to easily handle high volume projects with high part counts into the thousands, and run several individual projects for 24/7, “lights out” production between our P 1000 U and P 400 U.
We employ System 3R Dynafix and standard Macro pallets for flexibility and repeatable accuracy within 2- microns. Each pallet can be outfitted with customized work holding fixtures to populate with multiple parts or to affix an unusually shaped part lacking touch probe pickup points.
With 28 ft. of linear track and a forward thinking approach, we are prepared to seamlessly add tooling capacity and machines to continually meet our customers’ needs.
Custom workholding fixtures are developed and manufactured onsite with our Datron NEO high speed CNC mill, helping us to optimize our System 3R automation and better serve our customers.
Sensofar S neox
Equipped with focal variation, confocal and interferometry scanning options with sub-micron accuracy and a 300x300mm motorized scanning bed, our Sensofar S neox is a powerful and flexible tool for surface analysis and allows us to capture large areas for reverse engineering surface textures.
The S neox is an essential part of our day to day QC for the inspection of micron-level functional surfaces and validation of our texture specifications.