Work areas in the materials processing area at the Laser Applications Centre

  • Feasibility studies and evaluation of laser material processing processes
  • Development of customer-specific applications
  • Determination of technological principles for laser structuring, laser cutting, laser removal, laser inscription and laser modification.
  • Rapid prototyping (stereo lithography and 3D plotter)
  • Production of prototypes and small batches
  • Laser beam diagnostics

 

Service Offers

  • Feasibility studies and optimisation of the beam parameters for laser applications.
  • Process and system development for laser material processing
  • Production of prototypes and small batches
  • Laser beam diagnostics
  • Training courses for laser safety officers
  • Advanced training and consultation relating to laser tools.
  • Cooperative research projects

 

Equipment

    Fibre lasers

  • 4000 W Multi-mode (IPG Photonics)
  • 500 W Multi-mode (IPG Photonics)
  • 1 mJ (20 W) pulsed (IPG Photonics)

 

  Diode-pumped solid state laser

  • 100 W Q-switched DPSSL @ 532 nm (Lee Laser)
  • 15 W Q-switched DPSSL @ 1064, 532, 355, 266 nm (Ekspla)
  • 7 W Q-switched DPSSL @1064, 532 nm (Spectra Physics)
  • 50 W cw DPSSL @ 1064 (Spectra Physics)

 

   CO2 laser

  • 2 kW (Trumpf)
  • 200 W (Synrad)

 

    Excimer laser (Coherent)

    Laser beam diagnostics

  • M2 to 2 kW (Primes focus monitor)
  • M2 for lower performance levels (beam profiler from Thorlabs and Coherent)
  • Polarisation up to 3 kW (Primes polarisation monitor)
  • Polarisation for lower performance levels (Thorlabs)
  • Performance measurements up to 3kW