Processes for removing thin layers play a major role in numerous industries. The laser is the ideal tool when it comes to ablation, smoothing, cleaning or flexible structuring of surfaces.
Our ablation processes can be used on glass or flexible films as well as for many other materials in small format.
Other possible applications include the partial decoating of electrically conductive layers on glass, such as windshields for infrared and high-frequency applications, or on glazing to prevent radar reflections.
In battery cell manufacturing, laser ablation plays a major role in the performance of the final product: Partial ablation of the electrode material allows higher capacities of lithium-ion battery cells to be realized by increasing the area of active material.
The ablation process also makes three-dimensional battery stacks possible. The 3D cells can thus be optimally adapted to the available space in the housing. The perfect utilization of space is a major advantage, especially in electronic devices such as smart watches, mobile phones, tablets, laptops, but also in automotive engineering.
Adhesive, bonded or welded joints, coating processes or bare material surfaces are indispensable for electrical connections in high-quality products.
Ideally pre-treated surfaces of parts and components are the basic prerequisite for this.
The laser is used to clean the material surfaces without contact and therefore particularly gently, quickly, effectively and also in an environmentally friendly manner.
The process is particularly suitable for removing oxide and anodized layers, dust and particles, paints, oils and greases, and hydrates.
Cleaning and smoothing or creating a defined surface roughness, everything is possible in a single process step.