MicroMake 532

Micromachining System, DPSS, ns/ps,  532 nm

Key Features:

  • Ablation and cutting of programmable arbitrary shapes
  • Live imaging of the processed samples
  • Suitable for a vast range of materials
  • 1 mm standard processing area
  • Optional XYZ translation stage
  • Embedded illumination unit
  • 532 nm ns and ps lasers
  • Down to 2 μm spot size
  • 3D direct microstructuring
  • Precision surface texturing


There are many configurations and options available. If you do not see exactly what you need below, please contact us!


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Part Description
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MicroMake: Micromachining Laser System MicroMake 532

Machining System, 532nm, 1000 W, 1kHz


12+ weeks

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MicroMake: Micromachining Laser System MicroMake 532 Plus

Machining System, 532nm, 35000 W, 10-100kHz


12+ weeks

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The MicroMake 532 from RPMC is a completely integrated system; containing a compact micromachining laser, a high-quality video microscope, and control software all in one unit.   Due to its monolithic system design, it can be easily set up and configured by technicians and operators, without the need for an on-site electro-mechanical engineer.  The MicroMake’s 532 user-friendly and intuitive graphical user interface control software allows for the design of any arbitrary shape to be applied as a cutting shape on the work-piece, making it an extremely versatile laser precision tool.  One of the most important features of this product is the embedded video microscope that allows the user to align the target in real-time and also monitor the ablation process.

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.

MicroMake Options:

  • High resolution version (HR) 
  • Circular polarization on the workpiece 
  • High speed/high resolution USB camera 
  • Z manual or motorized stage – 50 mm Z travel 
  • XY manual or motorized stage – 150 mm XY travel 
  • OEM version: single unit with integrated low-voltage PSU 
  • Table-Top version: external mount and stages with external AC PSU 

All these features are perfectly suited for a large variety of materials often used in the fields of microelectronic circuits, display fabrication and correction, biomedical device machining, and optical substrates microprocessing. 


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What is a Pulsed Laser?

A pulsed laser is any laser that does not emit a continuous-wave (CW) laser beam. Instead, they emit light pulses at some duration with some period of ‘off’ time between pulses and a frequency measured in cycles per second (Hz). There are several different methods for pulse generation, including passive and active q-switching and mode-locking. Pulsed lasers store energy and release it in these pulses or energy packets. This pulsing can be very beneficial, for example, when machining certain materials or features. The pulse can rapidly deliver the stored energy, with downtime in between, preventing too much heat from building up in the material. If you would like to read more about q-switches and the pros and cons of passive vs active q-switches, check out this blog “The Advantages and Disadvantages of Passive vs Active Q-Switching,” or check out our Overview of Pulsed Lasers section on our Lasers 101 Page!

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There are actually numerous laser types that work well for various LIDAR and 3D Scanning applications. The answer comes down to what you want to measure or map. If your target is stationary, and distance is the only necessary measurement, short-pulsed lasers, with pulse durations of a few nanoseconds (even <1ns) and high pulse energy are what you’re looking for. This is also accurate for 3D scanning applications (given a stationary, albeit a much closer target), but select applications can also benefit from frequency-modulated, single-frequency (narrow-linewidth) fiber lasers. If your target is moving, and speed is the critical measurement, you need a single-frequency laser to ensure accurate measurement of the Doppler shift. If you want to learn more about the various forms of LIDAR and the critical laser source requirements, check out our LIDAR page for a list of detailed articles, as well as all the LIDAR laser source products we offer. Get more information from our Lasers 101, Blogs, Whitepapers, FAQs, and Press Release pages in our Knowledge Center!

What is the difference between active and passive q-switching?

There are a wide variety of q-switch technologies, but the technique as a whole can be broken down into two primary categories of q-switches, passive and active. Active q-switches could be a mechanical shutter device, an optical chopper wheel, or spinning mirror / prism inside the optical cavity, relying on a controllable, user set on/off ability. Passive q-switches use a saturable absorber, which can be a crystal (typically Cr:YAG), a passive semiconductor, or a special dye, and automatically produce pulses based on it’s design. Both passive and active q-switching techniques produce short pulses and high peak powers, but they each have their pros and cons. When choosing between actively q-switched and passively q-switched lasers, the key is to understand the tradeoffs between cost/size and triggering/energy and decide which is best for your particular application. Read more about these tradeoffs in this article: “The Advantages and Disadvantages of Passive vs Active Q-Switching.” Get more information from our Lasers 101, Blogs, Whitepapers, FAQs, and Press Release pages in our Knowledge Center!

What type of laser is used for LIBS?

A laser source used for LIBS must have a sufficiently large energy density to ablate the sample in as short a time possible. Typically, pulsed DPSS lasers take center stage here. However, it’s been shown that pulsed fiber lasers can also be a great option. For example, you could utilize fiber lasers to measure detection limits as low as micrograms per gram (µg/g) for many common metals and alloys, including aluminum, lithium, magnesium, and beryllium. Analytical performances showed to be, in some cases, close to those obtainable with a traditional high-energy Nd:YAG laser. The beam quality of fiber lasers, in conjunction with longer pulse widths, resulted in significantly deeper and cleaner ablation craters. If you want to learn more about LIBS and ideal laser sources, check out either this blog: “OEM Fiber Lasers for Industrial Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy,” or this blog: “Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) in Biomedical Applications.” Get more information from our Lasers 101, Blogs, Whitepapers, FAQs, and Press Release pages in our Knowledge Center!

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