The Fraunhofer IPT is using short-pulse and ultra-short pulse lasers to apply high-precision functional surface structures in the micrometer and nanometre dimensions. Direct laser structuring technology is used to produce structures with lateral expansions in excess of 10 µm, while self-organized structuring strategies are capable of applying smaller, periodic structures in dimensions of down to 100 nm. It is possible to use this technique for nearly all materials.
Short-pulse and ultra-short pulse lasers are currently applied by the Fraunhofer IPT‘s 5+4-axis machines. For the future, it is planned to integrate robots into the handling systems. Sophisticated 3D-structuring processes require fully integrated process chains, and we are building our system around the "CALM" CAM solution which was developed by the IPT’s in-house research engineers.
This software solution allows us to structure free-form surfaces with complex geometries by transferring structural models seamlessly to the actual work pieces.
- Laser structuring of geometrically complex components with short-pulse and ultra-short pulse lasers
- Technology consultancy, customized to your individual requirements
- Adaptation and integration of processes into your manufacturing environment
- Technical and economic feasibility studies
- Laser structuring of customized small and medium-sized batches