Posted: November 9, 2009

Affordable Laser Micromachining Now Offered by Elliot Scientific

(Nanowerk News) Elliot Scientific has been signed by Oxford Lasers to promote its Alpha table-top Laser Micromachining System. Cutting, milling and drilling operations are carried out by sophisticated yet easy to use software on metals, ceramics or polymers within a compact Class 1 enclosure.
Alpha is suitable for R&D applications and for the small scale production of parts up to 8 inches in diameter. It has been designed to aid process development, small-scale production and sample preparation within university labs or prototype shops.
The micromachining centre is complemented by Oxford Lasers' 'Cimita'. A simple but powerful software interface that brings vision, motion and laser control together to give Alpha many features found only in larger, more expensive systems.
Alpha is a flexible system: the initial combination of laser, scanners, stages and trepanning heads being determined by the properties of the material, and the complexities of the shapes to be machined. These parts can be easily upgraded or changed as requirements expand.
Oxford Lasers was founded in 1977 by physicists from Oxford University whose research had been directed towards the study of new, yet practical, laser devices. Initially the company focused on the manufacture of Excimer lasers and Copper Vapour Lasers. Since 1990 they have manufactured laser-based systems incorporating lasers of all types, with an increasing emphasis on solid state lasers.
Source: Elliot Scientific (press release)
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