Laser Cutting Polymers

Gateway Laser Services uses several types of laser technology for laser micromachining plastics, thin films and multi-layered materials. Polymers are ideal for laser processing; they respond extremely well in the ultra violet range of the light spectrum. Laser micromachining is based on photodecomposition of the material—it is clean, non-contact without heat affected zones or damage to the material. Different types of plastics display superior cutting quality at a specific wavelength over another—it is a matter of assessing each application and developing a working plan for the best possible outcome. Gateway Laser has a repertoire of laser technologies available for achieving optimum results with plastic materials.   

Small hole array in kapton flat material125 micron holes

Microvia 50 microns wide

Peek Filter with 75 micron holes