Laser processing with ultrashort pulse lasers is optimal for the creation of microstructured surfaces. The focused material removal of USP lasers allows precise generated structures without influencing the properties of the surrounding material. Microprocessing by laser processing have a great technical and economic potential. The range of applications are numerous: the fine machining can create microstructures, so-called functional surfaces, which have another wettability, other adhesion properties and which can cause effects of friction and wear minimisation. It is documented, that Laser microstructuring can increase the lubrication up to 25% and thereby reduce the mechanical wear sigificantly. USP laser strucuring literally sets new standarts for the functionalisation of surfaces and the structuring of micro components.
In addition to this functions, we use haptic attractive or optically effective structures (e.g. for light scattering) and structures with hydrodynamic characteristics. The use of ultrashort pulsed lasers allows nearly meltless and burr-free edges in almost any material, so that editing is not required. Depending on the material and the requested quantity, the laser processing takes place directly on the component or replicative during the forming process, such as the injection moulding.