Potomac Photonics Buys Coherent Excimer Laser
LANHAM, Md., Oct. 5, 2010 — Microfabrication company Potomac Photonics announced Friday that it purchased a Coherent Inc. excimer laser for its contract laser micromachining unit. Suitable for rapid prototyping and production of miniature parts, the laser will be integrated on a system capable of machining flat and 3-D parts.
With the ability to achieve features as small as 2 µm, customers in the medical, biotech and electronics fields can e-mail their drawings to the company to have their parts made quickly and cost-effectively.
Because excimer lasers emit concentrated light within the ultraviolet spectrum, they are especially suited to machine complex features in polymer and glass material. They can be used in microhole drilling, precision cutting and etching applications.
“The investment in this laser is consistent with our strategy to continually upgrade and expand our manufacturing capabilities in order to provide our customers with the best laser fabrication solutions on the market,” said Mike Adelstein, vice president of Potomac.
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