Using laser radiation to ablate material for the purpose of shaping and structuring tools and molds has become an established process with a wide range of uses. At the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, experts are continuously improving the quality of surface results through the use of ultrashort laser pulses (USP). The melt-free structuring of ultra-hard materials is a main focus of our work.
In the application center for laser structuring, we develop and evaluate new laser technologies for the production of tools and functional structures. Where conventional manufacturing techniques such as milling and EDM come up against their commercial or technological limits, laser processing offers productive solutions with structural resolutions in the micrometer range and accuracies in the nanometer range. From feasibility tests to small batch production, we accompany you on your road to using this innovative tool. Components for prototypes or small-scale series can also be produced cost-effectively in multiple parts panels.