Laser Drilling

Manz covers a wide array of drilling processes for holes and openings with user-defined shapes in hard, brittle or flexible materials. Our offerings range from individual and in-line laser drilling equipment for architectural glass and photovoltaic substrates, to high-throughput systems for drilling holes in housings of electronic devices, such as smartphones, to equipment for drilling film.

Laser Drilling

Depending on the process, the following substrates can be processed:

  • Micro-drilling of hard, brittle and flexible materials
    • Silicon
    • Sapphire
    • Glass
    • Ceramics and ceramic films
    • Printed circuit boards and flexible printed circuit boards
  • Macro-drilling of hard, brittle materials
    • Sapphire
    • Glass (float glass, hardened glass): mounting holes, bushings, pressure equalization holes
    • Ceramics

Manz also has both the process expertise and the optical process technology for high-precision drilling at maximum throughput. In a recent project, 2,500 holes were drilled per second with a positional precision of ±2 µm on a 130 mm square machining area.