Faster, better micro holes reduces price per part
(Petaluma, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013): Raydiance, the world leader in industrial grade femtosecond laser manufacturing solutions, has released the R-Drill 200, a packaged, factory-ready micro hole drilling solution for precision manufacturers.
“The R-Drill 200 creates flawless micro holes in less than a second,” said Philippe Brak, vice president of sales at Raydiance. “Based on the Raydiance R-200 platform, the R-Drill 200 is faster, more accurate and more cost-effective than any available electrical, mechanical or laser micro drilling technology.”
Femtosecond lasers machine material without generating heat, which means material is removed to specification and no costly post processing steps are needed to compensate for heat related side effects. The latest R-Drill bundles the Raydiance R-200 femtosecond laser, multi-axis scanning, and software that enables the system to be configured to drill to exact geometries in a single step. It has been replacing legacy EDM and slower laser machining products in automotive, medical device and consumer electronics markets.
“Manufacturers have been waiting for industrial grade femtosecond laser solutions for decades,” said Brak. “Raydiance solutions cut production costs in half, and accelerate product design and development.”
Traditional precision drilling systems such as mechanical punching, electronic discharge machining (EDM) and legacy laser machining damage the part while drilling—effects that must be addressed in post production processes such abrasive washing, deburring and honing. These steps add cost and also introduce variation from part to part, which is unacceptable when precision is paramount.
The Raydiance R-Drill 200 joins the R-Drill 100 in the company’s product line, delivering unmatched precision solutions that dramatically reduce the price per part in medical, industrial and consumer markets.
About Raydiance, Inc.
Raydiance develops and produces precision manufacturing solutions enabled by femtosecond laser technology. Our solutions feature ready-to-integrate hardware and software packages that address complex manufacturing challenges, delivering exceptional value—improved products and lower manufacturing costs—to customers in the medical, industrial and consumer markets.