PRLog - April 16, 2012 - ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Precision Converting Services group, a division of LasX Industries, Inc., now offers contract laser ablation services for the removal of metal foils and conductive coatings utilizing LaserSharp® digital converting technology. The Precision Converting Services group is a full service job shop specializing in contract laser converting and confidential process development for a wide range of electronic and industrial applications.
Using advanced LaserSharp® laser ablation systems, equipped with superior vision registration capabilities, the Precision Converting Services team is able to produce accurate, high performance components with tolerances down to ±.002" (±50 μm), depending on material and design. Laser ablation can be completed on either side of roll and sheet fed materials, and is suitable for stacked, layered, and laminated structures. Laser ablation can also be combined with other laser processes such as cutting, kiss-cutting, via hole drilling, and perforating for a complete manufacturing solution.
Laser ablation has emerged as a more accurate, innovative solution for the removal of conductive and metallized layers from flexible substrates when compared to conventional methods such as chemical etching and printed metallization. LaserSharp® technology uses a non-contact process in which conductive inks and metal foils are removed without causing damage to the carrier substrate. Laser ablation is a completely dry processing method, thereby eliminating masks and hazardous byproducts. Additionally, the use of digital technology reduces time to market. Applications include conductive circuit creation, RFID antennas, flexible circuits, EMI shielding, flexible heating elements, and conductive touch screen components.
The Precision Converting Services group is committed to providing high quality, cost-effective converting solutions to customers seeking fast turnaround in order to send their components to market faster. Contact Dean Laird, Precision Converting Manager, at 651-762-3340 for more information or to receive a complimentary ablation sample.
About LasX Industries:
Founded in 1998, LasX Industries, Inc. offers high-quality laser digital converting equipment and contract services to the medical, industrial, flexible packaging, and commercial print industries using patented LaserSharp® technology. LasX remains a leader in the industry by delivering on-demand laser processing solutions which accurately cut, score, perforate, etch, weld, or ablate components at high production rates at a single workstation. Visit www.lasx.com to learn more.
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LasX manufactures high-quality laser digital converting equipment and offers contract laser cutting services to the medical, industrial, flexible packaging, and commercial print industries using LaserSharp® technology. LaserSharp® systems offer multiple processes in a single production run: laser cut, kiss-cut, score, etch, perforate, weld, and ablate thin flexible materials with precision.