Lasers perform core material processing functions such as cutting, welding, drilling. And all with a precision that isn’t possible any other way. As technology advances, devices (and the parts therein) are increasingly miniaturised. The lasers we provide are responsible for the reliable production of micro parts for the solar, medical, electronic and automotive industries.
Fusing metals at such a tiny scale would be impossible without lasers. Let’s look at an example—medical device production. The first step might be to remove insulation from a thin wire before it’s cut or welded. Traditional welding would radiate so much heat as to destroy the whole part or product. With lasers, the energy is focused on the precise welding spot. The surrounding materials maintain their original characteristics, and the bond is reliable and repeatable.
Using lasers requires zero contact, unlike a traditional drill or saw. It’s impossible to find a drill bit at this miniature scale, let alone sharpen it. The benefit of the zero-contact approach is two-fold. First, the holes or cuts are precise with minimal burrs, heat-affected zone (HAZ) or debris. The walls are smooth. This level of precision means extra processing isn’t required, leading to greater efficiency in your production.
Secondly, the laser remains “sharp”—it’s not worn over time. We offer rugged laser solutions that stand up to rigorous manufacturing processes.
If we want smaller and more efficient devices (as we do), technology has to keep up with demand. The medical, electronic and automotive industries, in particular, rely on laser micromachining to produce high-quality devices and parts. If you have an application you need to fulfil and think that lasers could be the solution, talk to Raymax about our laser evaluation and process development services.
If the device you manufacture is made out of a combination of materials, that can pose a unique challenge. However, lasers can process different materials, including polymers, metals, ceramics, and even glass. You just have to find a solution that meets all your requirements. Here at Raymax, we’re the material interaction experts. We can help you solve your complex micro manufacturing dilemmas.
We supply many different lasers from a range of trusted companies for microprocessing. Optec, Lasea, Light Machinery, ATL, Amplitude, Trumpf, Edgewave, Laserline, Lumentum, TEEM, Thales Laser to name just a few. Raymax is different to many laser suppliers in that we offer research and evaluation facilities and services. We’ll help you identify the laser solution that works for your requirements.
We make laser light work for you. We’ve spent over 30 years demonstrating what’s possible with lasers. In doing so, we’ve helped modernise Australian and New Zealand industries. You’ll be working with a team of physicists and factory-trained engineers—leaders in the supply of laser solutions and photonics equipment. We’re experts in material interaction research. Wherever possible, you’ll be introduced to new technology that can improve operation in ways you might not have imagined possible.