When working with a micromanufacturer, be sure to have specific information ready as it relates to your product:
• What type of material do you want machined, and what are some possible alternative materials if your first choice is not ideal for processing the size features you desire? The most common materials used, include polymers, metals, ceramics, silicon, diamond, and glass.
• What is the minimum thickness of the material that you want processed? As materials get thicker, it becomes more challenging to repeatably produce smaller feature sizes (eg. 1-10um)
• What amount of hole taper is tolerable? Most laser processes will yield some taper, though it can often be minimized through optics set-ups or materials.
• What are the sizes and geometries of the features that you require and how well can they be met in relation to the material type, thickness, and laser being used? Does the micromanufacturer have the ability to produce the desired sizes?
Microhole drilling is conducted on a wide variety of materials to create holes that are often not visible to the human eye. Medical device, electronics, pharmaceutical, biotech, and many other industries rely on this important technology to make important advancements.
Potomac Photonics a Leader in Microhole Drilling has successfully worked with many of these companies to perform vital microhole drilling on a range of materials. The devices are used to create catheters, apertures, probe cards and photographic applications to name only a few.
“It’s an exciting time to be working with microhole drilling technology,”
Potomac Photonics is a leader in microhole drilling. For more information on capabilities and processes, visit www.potomac-
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