Potomac Photonics Release: Micromachining Company Adds New Coherent 193nm Laser to Contract Manufacturing Unit

May 23, 2011 – Laser micromachining company Potomac Photonics is pleased to announce the purchase of its second Coherent excimer laser in less than 6 months. This laser which will be set-up at the 193nm wavelength will be optimized for laser micromachining challenging materials such as Teflon, Polystyrene, Glass, PEEK, Bio-Absorbable materials, etc.

Deep UV laser micromachining can be a very effective process for rapid prototyping to production of miniature parts. The cut quality for high absorption materials can be extremely clean and non-thermal due to the ability of the laser to disrupt the molecular bonds via a process called ablation. This characteristic is important for customers who want to minimize debris and limit often costly and time consuming secondary cleaning processes.

Microhole drilling, microcutting, etching, patterning and marking are all applications for which this laser will be used. A drawing such as a .dxf file or .pdf is all that is required for customers to have their parts fabricated quickly and cost-effectively.

“We are extremely pleased to add our 7th UV laser to our expanding Micormanufactuing Unit that now has close to 20 lasers spanning 193nm to 1064nm wavelengths,” stated Mike Davis, Director of Operations, Potomac Photonics.

Potomac Photonics is a leader in microfabrication helping clients to develop miniature products and bring them to market. Utilizing cutting-edge manufacturing technology, Potomac has been recognized by both commercial and government agencies for innovative contributions to areas such as medical device manufacturing and electronics fabrication. Potomac’s high-tech facility is located in Lanham, MD, is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certified.

Visit the website at www.Potomac-laser.com.

Contact Potomac at sales@potomac-laser.com or (301)459-3031

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