ULS Multiwave HybridTM technology enables futuristic Graphene research.
XLS platform-based laser systems are designed and ideally suited for precision 2D cutting and surface modification in product research and development, academic research, prototyping, pre-production and production environments. Major features of the new platform include rapid, high-accuracy laser beam positioning and the flexibility to be configured with 9.3µm and 10.6µm CO2 lasers and 1.06µm fiber lasers. All lasers are air-cooled in a range of power from 10 to 500 watt for CO2 and 40 to 200 watt for fiber lasers.
Editorial from Awards & Engraving Magazine Oct 2015
Article from Awards and Imaging Magazine Dec 2015
In this work we will explore the application of MultiWave Hybrid technology to the fabrication of flexible electronic circuits.
Rice University demonstrates their implementation of ULS technologies.
Multiple wavelength laser processing technology allows laser beams of several different wavelengths to be combined to form a single, coaxial beam. This hybrid laser beam is capable of cutting composite materials, which are composed of matrix and reinforcing materials that have different optical and physical characteristics.
For processing composite materials, the advantage of two or more laser beams with different wavelengths is discussed.
Forces exerted by mechanical cutting of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites can lead to delamination. Laser cutting can significantly reduce delamination because there is no mechanical force exerted on the composite. However the heating induced by conventional laser cutting can decompose the polymer near the cut edge, which also degrades the mechanical integrity of the composite. Laser cutting using multiple wavelengths overcomes these issues, and creates a clean laser cut edge with minimal heat affected zone (HAZ).
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