What is Laser Drilling?

Laser drilling is technology of choice when looking to drill small, precise, and clean holes. Laser drilling refers to the process of creating popped or percussion drilled holes. These micro holes can be laser drilled down to a sizes of .5 microns when measured optically and .3 microns when measured using flow calibration. It is a great alternative to standard mechanical drilling, broaching, and punching. Through laser drilling a wide range of hole diameters are achievable. It is especially useful when drilling holes with a large depth to diameter ratio (high-aspect ratio holes). Our processes of laser drilling are easily repeatable and ideal for high volumes of production.

Below we have a graphic explaining the advantages of using a short pulse laser over a long pulse laser. Lenox has been pioneering the field of laser drilling through innovative technologies and methodologies for over 35 years.

This diagram shows the difference between our pioneered ablation process and the old style of laser drilling.
This diagram shows the difference between our pioneered ablation process and the old style of laser drilling.

Lenox Laser specializes in laser drilling apertures, orifices, slits, shapes, and apodizers in most materials, dimensions, and arrays. For a list of some of the materials we can easily laser drill, click here.