Dr. Geoff Shannon to Present at Micro Manufacturing Conference
March 08, 2013
Dr. Shannon will discuss new picosecond lasers that can provide unique features in metals and polymers as well as minimize the requirement for post process cleaning operations. Picosecond lasers have pulse durations of around 10 picoseconds, which enables micro machining of metals with negligible heat effect zones. The large peak powers create mostly vaporized materials, so very little material is redeposited. At these picosecond pulse durations, the laser can be operated in355nm, 532nm and 1064nm. Depending upon the application, users can takeadvantage of the lower wavelength for minimal feature size or the longer wavelength for more average power.
The presentation will include an overview of the new picosecond laser technology, along with application examples. Materials to be discussed include stainless steel, nitinol, titanium, pebax, pelathane, and PLLA in the sub 200 micron thickness range.
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