Our multiple laser processing capabilities save you time while increasing productivity and throughput.
Process development at LasX is considered a partnership and our team is dedicated to working cooperatively with you to achieve your goals: we’ll suggest processing improvements, laser equipment, and laser-friendly materials to enable the best possible solution for the digital converting of your parts with a processing window designed for your manufacturing environment. LasX creates processes and systems that combine multiple digital converting applications in one system, noticeably increasing your productivity. Available laser process capabilities include:
- Laser Through Cut: To laser cut a material through all layers or components. Learn more.
- Common applications: printed graphic art materials, folding cartons, medical device components, graphic overlays and other industrial components.
- Laser Ablate: A dry, non-contact, digital, single step process that removes the top layer of two materials that have been bonded together using a laser beam. Learn more.
- Common applications: isolated circuit traces for medical biosensors, solar panels, RFIDs and flexible displays.
- Laser Etch: The laser beam is used to partially remove material from a homogeneous substrate at a specific depth (without completely penetrating all layers) in order to create a three-dimensional pattern in it. Learn more.
- Common applications: Product identification, instructions, serial numbers, or anti-counterfeit features etched in plastics, plastics, and acrylics; electronic components and circuits to replace chemical etching.
- Laser Perforate: To vaporize a series of small, uniform holes in a material. Learn more.
- Common applications: breathable or modified atmosphere flexible packaging, microwavable features, venting for rapid filling or package palletization, decorative elements in paper pieces, and tear lines for easy separation of parts.
- Laser Score: By precisely monitoring the depth of a cut, the top and/or internal layer(s) of a material is removed, typically to allow for easier folding or tearing along the score line. Learn more.
- Common applications: fold lines in paper greeting cards, folding cartons, invitations, or brochures, and easy-open tear strips and windows in flexible packaging films.
- Laser Kiss-Cut: To cut the top layer of self-adhesive paper without penetrating its backing or liner, resulting in the easy removal of the top layer from bottom release liner.
- Common applications: Labels, stickers, microfluidic subassemblies, spacers.
- Laser Via Hole drilling: To create a small opening in a substrate that allows for a conductive connection between different layers.
Depending on application and material type, different laser sources may be used to perform each process capability:
- CO2: Most common laser source for multiple process capabilities. Best suited for processing non-metallic materials such as plastics, papers, polymers, textiles, foams, and adhesives. Common applications include those for paper and print, flexible packaging, and industrial markets.
- Fiber: Ideally suited for the ablation of thick conductive coatings. Also capable of metal and plastic welding. Common applications include electronic or medical components.
- UV: Ideal for the fine ablation of very thin (<1 μm) conductive coatings or thin nonconductive coatings. Common applications include electronic components, biosensors, and precise electrode patterns.
Click here to learn more about laser sources, modules and configurations used in LaserSharp® laser processing systems.
Suitable Materials for Laser Processing:
- Paper and paperboard products
- Adhesives and label stock
- Corrugated cardboard
- Metalized films
- Conductive coatings
Our process development team will work with you to develop a laser process to suite your unique applications and materials. Contact us to test your material today.
Laser Processing Systems & Services
LasX can help you build entire laser cutting systems for your unique production needs or can integrate laser modules into your existing equipment.
Additionally, our converting services teams will laser process your materials in-house, offering cost-effective contract production for both small and large volume runs.
Benefits of Laser Processing:
- Non-contact, fast, clean processing method
- Change a design digitally using vector files, decreasing downtime
- Low maintenance digital technology eliminates tool wear
- Unique or complex patterns and shapes can be processed without design restrictions
- No die lead times, storage, or costs
Contact us to learn more about laser processing equipment and services.