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Laser Drilling Services and Companies

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of laser drilling companies. Utilize our website to review and source laser drilling companies with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate laser drilling companies that will design and provide laser drilling services for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading laser drilling companies. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right services whether you are looking for laser drilling oil, laser micro drilling or laser well drilling.

  • Tamaqua, PA 888-218-2260

    Our teams at Remaly Manufacturing Company, Inc. utilize state of the art equipment to provide you with laser cutting capabilities. Our teams provide cutting services for a wide range of materials such as steel, aluminum, stainless steel, monel and much more. We are a turnkey manufacturer who keeps all of your needs in mind. Please contact one of representatives today to learn more information!

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  • Gurnee, IL 847-855-9200

    With manufacturing experiences dating back to 1981 we are reliable provider that pays attention to the most important details. Our laser drilling is highly accurate and we offer unprecedented solutions at a very reasonable rate. If you would like more information then please give one of our representatives here at American Industrial Company a call today!

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  • New Berlin, WI 800-879-4418

    Sharpe Products specializes in industrial and commercial laser cutting and other custom fabrication services. With our powerful 3,000-watt fiber-optic laser cutter, we are capable of cutting various metals such as mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, bronze, and titanium. For laser cut slots, notching, perforation or drilling, you can count on Sharpe to deliver to your exact specifications.

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  • Sacramento, CA 916-419-0580

    We perform cost effective, fast and accurate laser cutting services with Bystronic Lasers. Microform can laser cut products to specifications and get them out quickly, even with intricate designs or fine widths. Along with laser cutting, we offer waterjet cutting, panel bending and powder coating.

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  • Norridge, IL 708-452-0045

    Tesko Laser Division is one of the top laser job shops. With our state-of-the-art equipment, we provide high-quality laser cutting services, laser marking services, laser drilling services and laser machining. We also offer CNC laser cutting and plastic laser cutting. Contact us today!

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  • Talladega, AL 256-362-3614

    Weaver and Sons is a manufacturer of precision sheet and plate metal components specializing in custom and contract fabrication and machining jobs. Our decades of experience and state of the art machinery allow us to meet and exceed all of our customers' needs and expectations. We use the Bystronic 3000 watt 5' x 10' laser (up to ½" plate) and Bystronic 4000 watt 5' x 10' laser (up to 5/8" plate).

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  • York Haven, PA 717-932-4000

    York Haven Fabricators is your one stop shop for turn-key Sheet Metal Fabrication, specializing in rapid prototyping, limited production runs and quick turnaround products. We partner with our clients throughout the entire life cycle of their project, from early design consultation and prototype development through the realization of the final component or assembly.

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Laser Drilling

Laser drilling is specific type of laser cutting process used to drill holes into a variety of materials without making any contact. To work, laser drilling harnesses the power of extremely focused radiation wavelengths, or laser beams, removing material and altering materials by simply burning away or vaporizing their surface layers. Lasers, which originally stood for “light amplification by stimulated emission radiation,” emit light and heat using a gain medium, which is a mechanism that energizes them, an electric current, an output coupler and, of course, a beam. The beam is the portion of the laser that actually does the laser drilling. To vary hole sizes, operators can control laser direction using laser power or galvo systems, which are reflective mirrors that help direct and delivery the wavelengths with more precision where they are meant to go.

While some laser cutting processes work in continuous modes or continuous and pulsing modes alike, laser drilling works exclusively by precision-controlling its heat energy in short and quick laser pulsations. To achieve this, manufacturers set up laser drilling systems using a combination of CAD computer programs and CNC machining. CAD, or “computer aided design,” programs are those actual computer programs into which the dimensions of a planned product are inputted. These same programs make calculations based on these dimensions and tell the CNC machinery, or computer controlling machinery, what to do. The clean and precise form of drilling is popular with the manufacturers and operators of a number of industries. The areas in which laser drilling is well-loved include: aerospace, electronics, industrial manufacturing, medical and surgical equipment manufacturing and semiconductor fabrication. Some of the products upon which manufacturers rely on laser drilling the most to fabricate include: nozzle guide rings, irrigation needles, fuel injectors, flow control devices and engine blades.

The high speed, precise laser drilling process can be performed on a select few plastics, such as silicone, and, for all intents and purposes, it can be said that the laser drilling process can be performed on every known metal and metal alloy. This means that many more obscure alloys that cannot be drilled using traditional methods likes CNC punching or EDM punching, can be drilled using laser drilling. Some of the materials with which laser drilling is most compatible include: aluminum and aluminum alloys, ceramics, diamonds, galvanized steels, inconel, mild steels, nitinol, stainless steels and titanium alloys.

Laser drilling processes can be divided into a few different subcategories. These subcategories include: percussion drilling, helical drilling, trepanning and single shot drilling. To achieve its ends, percussion drilling uses multiple low energy and short duration pulses. Helical drilling also works using multiple pulses. Unlike percussion drilling, though, this laser drilling process emits laser pulses that move in a circular motion and a downward spiral at the same time. Likewise, trepanning similarly employs circular motions, but in this case, an initial laser pulse creates a pilot hole and then multiple laser pulses follow in order to enlarge the hole. Finally, single shot laser drilling is a type of laser drilling that employs just one high energy laser pulse.

Laser drilling is an excellent product in which to invest for a number of reasons. For one, it was quite an inexpensive process, especially when compared to other drilling processes, which require additional parts and steps. In addition, with the ability to maintain tolerances as small as 10 to 20 microns, laser drilling can maintain much tighter tolerances other drilling processes. It has also gained popularity in recent years because of rapid prototyping. What’s more, while laser drilling does not require as many tools as others, it can work in conjunction with other laser cutters in order to form specialized tools, such as gaskets. Gaskets and tools like them may work independently or they may require treatment from laser drills before they can assist them. Laser drilling tools and machines are available for purchase online from both wholesale suppliers and special manufacturers. Laser cutting machine manufacturers can send out standard laser machines or they can custom design them. To make sure you have the right system for your application, it is very important to discuss your specifications with your manufacturer. Should you be interested in laser drilling and/or other laser cutting services, but do not wish to undertake the the task yourself, laser cutting and secondary services like anodizing, polishing and painting are available at local CNC machine shops. For more information, contact one or more of the various excellent suppliers and manufacturers listed on this page.
 
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