Amada Weld Tech Inc. has released the Sigma LS laser micromachining subsystem
The femtosecond laser-integrated module is optimal for precision micromachining of metals and metal alloys, polymers, ceramics, and glasses. The subsystem offers a small form factor and integration-ready design, which makes it suitable for machine builders and system integrators, as well as contract manufacturers, job shops, and R&D laboratories.
Sigma LS offers processing solutions for a broad range of femtosecond laser micromachining applications requiring optimal quality, minimal thermal effects, and high stability and dimensional accuracy, including hole drilling in stainless steel cannula; selective polymer ablation on metal; hole drilling in ceramic microfluidics; and texturing metals, polymers, ceramics. It is also a good choice for micromachining polymer filter screen and micromachining metal struts and filaments.
The ready-to-integrate subsystem features preinstalled sensitive laser and optical components, delivered with an optimized application and laser process. Amada provides on-site installation support and application training, as well as tooling and part handling guidance.
Sigma LS is available with femtosecond laser options from five to 40 watts and both infrared (IR) and green wavelength options. Air-cooled and water-cooled laser options are available. The subsystem features an easy-access control panel for communications with common industrial control systems. Sensitive optical components are contained in a positive pressure environment to prevent contamination. The galvanometer scan head comes with multiple lens options for accurate, high-speed beam delivery and scanner and laser control software is provided with a GUI tailored to the application. Also available are an optional fixed-optic focus head and on-axis (through-the-lens) and off-axis vision options. A rigid aluminum structure with a protective sheet metal enclosure ensures system robustness.