Lidrotec - Laser Hydro Technologies
Microprocessing utilizing lasers and liquids: fast, precise and versatile
Material processing with ultrashort laser pulses is currently one of the most innovative production and manufacturing processes, and allows high-precision cutting, drilling and structuring of a wide variety of materials.
We aim to expand the application potential of ultrashort pulse laser processing through an innovation:
We efficiently use liquids in the laser processing zone, which greatly cools the workpiece and removes ablation products such as particles. As a result, the processing speed can be increased whilst maintaining high precision and achieving significantly cleaner surfaces.
Using our years of experience in the field of micromachining with ultrashort pulse lasers in liquids, we are currently working on building a robust industrial laser system. The implementation of this project is supported by the funding of the „EXIST-Forschungstransfer“ (BMWi).
If we have aroused your interest, please contact us by phone or e-mail.
Below you will find application possibilities and further advantages of laser micromachining in liquids.
Comparison of the state of the art with our method
The schematic illustrations show the differences between ultrashort pulse machining in liquids and conventional machining in a gas environment. At high power and very short repetition rates, the following evidenced phenomena can be observed:
In gaseous environment
Use of liquids
Removal of particles