Lasers and Micromachining
MicroMake Laser Micromachining Systems from Bright System is an integrated and compact solution designed for high precision and resolution applications.
The system includes everything for direct laser micro-processing in a single monolithic element. Live microscope imaging of the sample is available during all process phases for alignment and immediate quality check.
The MicroMake is perfectly suited for a large variety of materials currently used in the fields of microelectronic circuits, display fabrication and correction, biomedical devices machining, and optical substrates microprocessing.
Typical applications of this compact system include controlled ablation, micro drilling, precision cutting, selective removal and direct 3D microfabrication.
MicroMake Machining Laser
At the core of the MicroMake is a sub-nanosecond pulsed Nd:YAG laser offered at either the second or fourth harmonic (532 nm and 266 nm) and a 10x microscope objective. Both wavelengths are available in the standard and “Plus” configuration which offers both enhanced peak power and pulse repetition rate. As a result, the “Plus” configuration is capable of much higher linear processing speeds, though this does come with a slight decrease in spatial resolution. The MicroMake 532 is capable of processing up to 5 mm/s with a 4.5-micron resolution, and the MicroMake Plus 532 can process up to 100mm/s with 5-micron resolution. With the 266 nm version, the maximum peak power is significantly reduced, slowing down the processing time, but by reducing the wavelength by a factor of two, the spatial resolution improves commensurately. Therefore, the MicroMake 266 is capable of processing up to 1 mm/s with a 2.2-micron resolution, and the MicroMake Plus 266 can process up to 40 mm/s with2.5-micron resolution.
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Machine Vision for Inspection
The MicroMake is a compact, integrated laser micromachining system manufactured by Bright System, a Bright Solutions company. The MicroMake Laser Micromachining System is a great fit for many high precision and high-resolution applications.
The system includes all the needed devices for direct laser micro-processing in a single monolithic element. Live microscope imaging of the sample is offered during all process phases for alignment and immediate quality check. Typical applications of this compact system include controlled ablation, micro drilling, precision cutting, selective removal and direct 3D microfabrication. See our new Lasers 101 page for in depth information on Solid State Lasers.
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Micromachining Lasers for Anti-Counterfeiting
Optical technologies have been widely deployed in anti-counterfeiting for many years including holograms, fluorescent tags, and dichroic inks. One of the newer techniques used to fight the never-ending war on counterfeiting uses a combination of laser marking and laser micromachining to embed microscopic two-dimensional (2D) barcodes (also known as unique identification (UID) tags or data matrix codes) directly onto the item of interest. These 2D barcodes can be embedded into any item for which identification may be required, this could include but is not limited to currency, precious metals or stones, medical devices, and microelectronics. In the images below, you can see two examples of such 2D barcodes embedded in copper (left) and gold (right), courtesy of Bright Systems. Each of these 400-micron by 400-micron 2D barcodes is invisible to the naked eye, but when looked at under a microscope are easily identifiable, making them ideal for anti-counterfeiting. In this blog, we will explore the types of lasers used in such applications, as well as take a look at the system level requirements for producing high-resolution 2D barcodes for anti-counterfeiting.
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