Webinar: Powerful, flexible 5-axis laser motion control for laser micromachining and drilling applications
Five-axis laser micromachining scan heads are unique in their ability to create complex micrometer-scale geometries by drilling, cutting, and machining materials with unmatched precision.
Combining these scan heads with ultrafast lasers, which can cut materials with little or no thermal effects, results in a manufacturing solution that is suitable for extremely challenging real-world applications.
A laser positioning system that pairs computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software, 5-axis scan heads and an ultrafast laser is a very versatile implementation for manufacturing complex parts with high tolerances. Because it allows users to create 3D CAM programming files for complex machining operations, they can pre-plan complex machining operations in which the beam acts as a user-defined tool of various shape, size and intensity for any given position in the geometry or operation.
This webinar will deliver an overview of this solution, including its setup, use, and impact on the micromachining world, as well as real-world process examples.
Who should attend?
- Laser processing technicians and engineers
- Machine or system builders who incorporate 5-axis laser scanning heads into their products (especially those who have encountered some limitations in the tools currently available)
- Any engineer or technologist in need of complex micromachining processes and tools to enable the manufacturing of complex parts
Bryan Germann is a product manager at Aerotech focused on light manipulation products including Aerotech’s AGV laser scan heads and associated Automation1 drives and software control features. He has hands-on experience designing, project managing and product management of high precision motion control and automation machinery and products. Bryan holds a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from the University of South Carolina as well as 17 US and international patents.
Bryan will highlight the benefits of applying traditional machining technology to laser microprocessing, and provide application examples where low-level control of the laser’s trajectories enables new and novel part geometries.