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Combined Galvo and Servo Motion Made Easy with IFOV Configuration Guide

Infinite Field of View (IFOV) is an intelligent motion control technology that many leading-edge technology companies use to produce best-in-class laser processing systems. IFOV allows users of galvo scan heads to reduce part error, increase throughput, and improve quality. Implementing IFOV has never been easier, as it is now fully described in the How to … Continue reading Combined Galvo and Servo Motion Made Easy with IFOV Configuration Guide

“Tube Nuances” – Laser Processing of Stents Versus Hypotubes

Sometimes in the world of motion control, we might oversimplify applications a bit and speak in somewhat sweeping generalities.  For instance, while “cylindrical laser processing” might tend to mean “stent-cutting” to many in the realm of precision automation, experts in the field likely appreciate that this phrase also includes other types of tube processing such … Continue reading “Tube Nuances” – Laser Processing of Stents Versus Hypotubes

Which is the Perfect F-Theta Lens for my High-Speed Scanning Application?

Modern high-speed and high-precision galvanometer applications demand carefully considered choices for all system components. For instance, galvo motors inside the laser scan-head are optimized for best possible dynamic performance, the galvo mirrors mounted on those motors are constructed from best-in-class materials offering outstanding stiffness and exceptionally low inertia, and the mirror coatings are engineered dielectric … Continue reading Which is the Perfect F-Theta Lens for my High-Speed Scanning Application?

Get your Free LME 2014 Registration Code

Laser Institute of America’s fourth-annual Lasers for Manufacturing Event® (LME®) in Schaumburg, IL is the premiere North American event for laser manufacturing, additive manufacturing/3D printing and ultrafast lasers. This year’s event will touch on everything from the right lasers to buy, the proper way to incorporate them into efficient manufacturing systems, how to realize maximum return on your … Continue reading Get your Free LME 2014 Registration Code

Up to 100% Speed Increase Dramatically Raises Throughput for Laser Processing

Stent and other cylindrical laser processing applications depend on rotary speed and precision for maximum throughput and quality of the finished product. Aerotech has just increased the rotary speed of our cylindrical laser processing platforms from 33% to 100%, all while maintaining our legendary precision. Our platforms are available for everything from the manufacture of … Continue reading Up to 100% Speed Increase Dramatically Raises Throughput for Laser Processing

Pushed to the Limit: Improved Performance for Aerotech’s Stent-Cutting Platform

For stent-cutting applications, modern stent profiles demand the absolute highest rates of speed and acceleration in order to make the micron-level cuts required in a stent pattern. To illustrate these unique speed requirements, imagine an object in the shape of a cone, which steadily decreases in circumference. Wrap a length of thread around the widest … Continue reading Pushed to the Limit: Improved Performance for Aerotech’s Stent-Cutting Platform

Industry-Best Micron-Level 2D Accuracy

The highly repeatable and thermally stable feedback sensors used on Aerotech’s Nmark AGV-HPO scanner systems can be calibrated down to single-digit, micron-level accuracy over the field of view. With the extremely low thermal gain drift performance of the position transducers, complex, high-density laser machining applications that take long periods of time to complete will maintain consistent … Continue reading Industry-Best Micron-Level 2D Accuracy

Webinar: How to Improve High-Speed Galvo System Accuracy

Many micromachining systems depend on high-accuracy scanners to produce parts with micron-level feature size. While these systems naturally should have micron-level (or better) accuracy, typically scanner performance is not qualified to this level of precision. This webcast will identify the most important system-level considerations in reducing overall errors, and will investigate how to minimize each … Continue reading Webinar: How to Improve High-Speed Galvo System Accuracy

The One Laser Solutions Short Course You Shouldn’t Miss at ICALEO 2013

Join a gathering of academic and industrial laser-processing professionals on October 6 – 10, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Miami Resort for the 32nd annual meeting of The International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics. ICALEO® is the premier conference for laser materials processing at macro, micro, and nanoscales. This year, Aerotech is not only exhibiting, … Continue reading The One Laser Solutions Short Course You Shouldn’t Miss at ICALEO 2013

LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2013

Aerotech, the industry leader in high-precision positioning systems and automation control solutions, cordially invites you to visit our display in booth W3.3602 at LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA, being held from March 19th to 21st at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. Aerotech’s demonstrations include: Demo 1: Laser Patterning Simulation The focus of this demonstration … Continue reading LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2013