Discover the various methods and solutions we offer for cutting microtubing, thin foils, and degating injection molded plastics with extreme precision. Laser cut metals, plastics, ceramics, and more.
Laser Cutting of Metals, Plastics, Ceramics and More.
Laser cutting is used throughout many different industries from automotive to electronics manufacturing. Thanks to its unmatched precision, flexibility and superior cut quality, laser cutting is replacing conventional machining processes like plasma and oxy-fuel cutting.
Lasers can cut nearly any material—including glass, metals and plastic—and are ideal for both simple and complex parts. A non-contact method, laser cutting leaves no marks, reduces the risk of contamination and requires no extra finishing.
- Thermal Laser Cutting. This method utilizes the light from the laser’s aperture. A lens focuses the beam onto the surface of the material to melt, burn or vaporize the localized area.
- Gas-assisted Laser Cutting. This method uses gas-assisted laser cutters, which utilize a jet of gas coaxial to eject the molten material from the cut—resulting in a high-quality finish.
Laser Cutting Capabilities
Our laser systems focus energy onto ceramic surfaces—cutting parts with precision and minimal kerf widths. Choose from full ablation or scribe-and-break techniques.
Ideal for PCB depaneling, our laser systems make clean, burr-free and precise cuts along the edges of circuits and other important components—all without damaging the substrate. Depending on your application, choose from our CO2 and UV laser systems.
Unlike other methods, laser cutting is a non-contact process, eliminating the need to replace blades and other parts. Our lasers can cut intricate patterns into plastic parts, cut long lines through plastic sheets—and everything in between.
Separate injection molded plastic parts from the runner at the gate using an ultraviolet or CO2 laser with machine vision to create clean, precise cuts. Cut gates and excess flashing produced during the injection molding process.
Our custom laser systems make cuts with minimal kerf widths and heat-affected zones—making them ideal for thin metals. Depending on your requirements, choose from gas-assisted or galvanometer-steered cutting.
Our laser wire stripping systems allow for removal or cutting of the outer insulation without damaging the inner conductor or metal shielding. They can also combine wire marking and cutting processes within the same footprint—extending your capabilities without adding floor space.
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Working with the entire Control Micro Systems team on our project was a pleasure. CMS was capable of meeting and exceeding our goals. They successfully designed and built a machine which increased our throughput by 550%! We are so glad we chose to move forward with CMS.
In the three years ACR has owned the CMS laser, it has worked flawlessly. In the few instances where ACR needed support in programming, CMS was quick to respond.
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