Laser Drilling

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Laser Drilling Laser drilling is a non-contact process that utilizes laser beams to remove material and produce holes. Laser beams, or extremely focused radiations of wavelengths, use heat energy to alter materials by vaporizing or burning away surface layers until a hole is created.

Leading Manufacturers

Maple Grove, MN  |  763-425-4755

Great Lakes Engineering is a trend setting manufacturer of surface mount stencils, precision laser cut parts, and photo chemical etched parts. We work with a wide range of materials, including Stainless Steel, Copper, Brass, Titanium, Nitinol, Nickel, Kovar and many others. We do not work with glass, plastics, or aluminum. Our specialty is working with very thin materials ranging from .001” to .030” thick. We can offer a wide range of capabilities and materials to meet your needs.

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Great Lakes Engineering, Inc. $$$

Tamaqua, PA  |  888-218-2260

Our teams at Remaly Manufacturing Company, Inc. utilize state of the art equipment to provide you with laser cutting capabilities. Our teams provide cutting services for a wide range of materials such as steel, aluminum, stainless steel, monel and much more. We are a turnkey manufacturer who keeps all of your needs in mind. Please contact one of representatives today to learn more information!

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Remaly Manufacturing Company, Inc. $$$

Gurnee, IL  |  847-855-9200

Our fiber optic metal laser cutting capabilities include Stainless steel, Aluminum, CRS and other ferrous and nonferrous metals. We can laser cut flat blanks, stencils, signs, prototypes, and custom formed fabricated parts. Laser cutting capabilities are supported by our complete Tool Room and Metal Stamping departments. Machining, Plating and Heat treating are also available for one stop shopping from start to finish. The possibilities are endless, contact us to see what we can do for you.

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American Industrial Company $$$

Germantown, WI  |  262-251-4890

Mac Metal Products has been an innovative leader in the laser cutting industry for many years. We provide laser cutting services, CNC punching and much more. At Mac Metal Products, you will receive high quality, excellent value, competitively priced products and short lead times!

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Mac Metal Products Inc. $$$

Garland, TX  |  972-278-8006

Questech is a laser job shop featuring ceramic substrate scribing and drilling, laser silicon machining, resistor trimming, ceramic substrate dicing and sawing, and laser marking services. As an ISO 9001:2008 compliant company, Questech is well positioned to serve the needs of commercial and military suppliers worldwide. Our Management Team is ready to assist in making your next project a success!

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Questech Services Corporation $$$

Fullerton, CA  |  714-870-0350

For over 25 years, Will-Mann, Inc. has been a leading laser job shop that provides high-quality sheet metal laser cutting services, laser marking services and laser welding services. Our other capabilities include CNC laser service, shearing and braking. Precision laser cutting and marking. Give us a call to find out more about our company, we look forward to hearing from you!

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Will-Mann, Inc. $$$

Leola, PA  |  717-656-7556

Yoder Industries specializes in precision laser cutting of steel, sheet metal, alloy, aluminum stainless steel, titanium and other materials. Join the hundreds of other businesses that outsource their laser cutting and CNC forming needs to us. Since 1994, we have been advancing our job shop technology and areas of specialty to better serve our expanding customer base.

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Yoder Industries, LLC $$$
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Laser drilling serves industries such as medical, semiconductor, aerospace, electronics and manufacturing, and is essential for fabricating products including engine blades, irrigation needles, fuel injectors, flow control devices and nozzle guide rings. Laser drilling, which is a laser cutting process works by precision-controlling the heat energy achieved by short, rapid laser pulsations through a combination of CNC machining and CAD computer programs. CAD is the actual computer program that takes the dimensions of the desired tool and tells the computer controlling the machine, the CNC, what to do.

The focused laser beam is able to remove surface layer materials to form holes of varying diameters and depths. Several different laser drilling processes can be used including: single-shot laser drilling, which uses a single high-energy laser pulse; percussion drilling, which uses multiple short-duration, low-energy pulses; trepanning, where a pilot hole is created and then multiple laser pulses enlarge the hole through circular motions; and helical drilling, using multiple laser pulses in circular motions in a downward spiral.

Laser drilling can perform precise high speed drilling in virtually every existing metal and certain plastic materials such as silicone; it can also permit the drilling of holes in exotic alloys not possible with traditional methods such as wire EDM and CNC punching. Materials compatible with laser drilling include mild steels, stainless steels, titanium alloys, aluminum alloys, galvanized steels, nitinol, inconel, ceramics and diamonds.

An inexpensive process, laser drilling has been made popular due to rapid prototyping and the ability to maintain tight tolerances as small as 10-20 microns. It often works in conjunction with other laser cutters to create specialized tools such as gaskets, which sometimes have holes requiring the laser drilling as well as the laser metal cutting machine that shaped it. This is just one example of how the laser cutting industry is vital to the production of the small tools that make our world run. Aesthetically, there are also secondary services available at CNC machine shops that provide laser cutting services, such as polishing, painting and anodizing.

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