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FAQ

What are the smallest features you can make?
What types of material can you process?
What tolerances can you hold?
What do we need to quote a job?
How soon can I get parts made?
What are the limitations of your manufacturing processes?


What are the smallest features you can make?

We can drill holes as small as 1 µm. When joining material, we can run a weld bead as small as 25 µm.

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What types of material can you process?

We can machine just about any material, including:

  • Polyimide, also known as Kapton or Vespel
  • Stainless steel
  • Nitinol and Ti alloy
  • Ceramic and Alumina
  • Diamonds and CVD film
  • Glass and sapphire
  • Biodegradable polymeric biomaterial
  • Tissue-derived biomaterial such as collagen

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What tolerances can you hold?

Typically, we can consistently remove material with a ± 5 µm tolerance. If needed, we will hold tolerances down to ± 1 µm.

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What do we need to quote a job?

The best approach is to call us at (888) 592-5589. You can also fax or email us a drawing with the quantities that you require. Please include the material specification and critical tolerances.

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How soon can I get parts made?

We strive to provide the quickest turn around possible. Typically, we quote 2- 4 weeks from receipt of order. However, if time is of the essence, we offer an expediting service option to process a part within 24 hours.

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What are the limitations of your manufacturing processes?

  • Taper:  The slope of the taper depends on the material.  Sometimes we can use special setups to eliminate or even reverse a taper.
  • Ablation particulate and slag:  Depending on the material, products of ablation may get deposited on the substrate.  We can mitigate this problem by blanketing the material or cleaning it after machining.
  • Diffraction limits of laser beam governs spot size.
  • Heat Affected Zone (HAZ): With metals, material surrounding the laser cutting area can change properties.  Typically, heat penetrates a few microns around the cut area.  This is less of a problem when we machine polymers with ultraviolet light.

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We have worked on a wide variety of projects in the medical device, life sciences, microelectronics and aerospace industries, often inventing solutions that didn’t exist before. Please contact us so we can learn more about your project.  Our solutions might surprise you.





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