In the application of various industries, especially in the medical, automotive and electronic industries, the required components are getting smaller and smaller, which is already an indisputable fact.
The market is using new micromachining technologies, including advanced laser marking machines with excellent beam quality, to achieve processing effects similar to traditional processing technologies, but the processing methods are cheaper, faster, and more flexible. The cost of fiber laser marking technology can be two to three times cheaper than traditional processing technology.
Batch manufacturers who are seeking to reduce manufacturing costs while meeting the challenges of miniaturization can use single-mode fiber laser marking machines to achieve excellent processing on a range of materials including steel, nickel, titanium, silicon, aluminum and copper effect. Manufacturers considering replacing electrical discharge machining (EDM) equipment, as well as those who are considering switching to 532nm and 355nm lasers when considering new processes, may consider using fiber laser marking machines.
Micromachining: you can only see the results, not the details
Micromachining refers to the use of standard machining operations such as drilling, cutting, scribing and grooving to create very small features. There is actually no official size standard to determine when an operation is micromachining, but a good rule of thumb is that these features cannot be seen without the aid of auxiliary observation tools, or you can only see the results , But no details can be seen. In other words, you may not know what has been done to the material to obtain a specific processing effect. For example, if you drill a 50μm hole in a piece of copper, you will only see the light, but you cannot see how large or small the hole is through the light.
Fiber laser marking machine: the right micromachining tool
In the hands of a skilled operator, the latest advances in micromachining using fiber laser marking machines can create the desired features. The main advantage of this method is that the fiber laser marking machine is two to three times cheaper than traditional equipment for micromachining. Successfully achieving micro-machining in small sizes requires not only the correct tool, but also knowledge of how to use the tool to achieve the desired results, and also the quality and speed of material removal.