Laser drilling using advanced precision Laser processing techniques from OpTek Systems delivers a highly accurate, reliable and versatile production method for the creation micro-holes for a wide range of applications.
Laser drilling of micro-holes is a key area for precision laser micromachining. Laser micro hole drilling is widely applied to the creation of precisely controlled orifices for applications that demand a combination of small diameter, exceptional quality and exacting tolerances. At OpTek Systems we are able to draw on a wide range of laser sources to deliver precision micro hole drilling in any material. Through a combination of careful laser and process parameter selection, with state of the art optical and mechanical techniques, we are able to control not only the diameter of the hole but also its shape and profile.
OpTek provides a responsive and efficient laser-processing and micromachining service for precision laser drilling from locations in the US and UK. Utilising its wide range of laser types from UV to IR, and many years of processing experience, OpTek can address your precision hole drilling requirements from prototype level through to full-scale production.
Laser micro-hole drilling is routinely applied to holes with diameters from around 1 micron to several hundred microns.
Laser drilled micro holes are used in an increasing range of applications for use as guide holes, spray orifices, injectors, sampling and metering, drug delivery, precision pin holes, calibration standards for leak testing and much more.
In addition to round holes it is possible to laser drill non-round holes including square holes, rectangular and other non-round hole shapes. Our versatile techniques also give us control over the cross-sectional profile of an orifice, allowing us to create holes with cylindrical, tapered and other profiles.
The combination of precision laser hole drilling with highly accurate positioning equipment and exception control means that very dense hole arrays can be produced. Being a non-contact process, laser drilling is not subject to tool wear, delivering highly reproducible results.