Photovoltaic, electronics, RFID and automotive sectors demand minimization of operation time and high production process keeping intact the quality and the accuracy obtained with an ultra-short pulsed laser. Keeping this in mind, the EU Horizon 2020 funded project MULTIPOINT was established. The project’s main objective is to develop a high power femtosecond laser system with a multi-beam generation unit and custom beam delivery scanning and processing on the fly heads for high throughput micro-drilling.
LASEA, one of the most established providers of manufacturing machines with ultra-short pulsed lasers in the market, has been selected as the exploitation manager in the project. In particular, LASEA has high expertise in integrating femtosecond lasers combined with homemade beam delivery technology, having an outstanding positioning in everything related to laser machines with ultra-short pulses. It is noteworthy that this experience not only has to do with the development of machines in general but is mainly focused on ultra-short pulse lasers and that it is precisely this expertise that will be used in the MULTIPOINT project.
In the MULTIPOINT project, LASEA will have various technical challenges as the selection of the number of beams, design the optical path of multi-beam inside scanner head, managing the beam on a large surface, design, development and up-scaling of the laser machine module for micro-drilling large panels.
MULTIPOINT results will benefit every sector needing high production rates. Photovoltaic, electronics, RFID and automotive are sectors that demand minimization of operation time (cycle process time) and optimization and high production process keeping intact the quality and the accuracy obtained with an ultra-short pulsed laser. But the jewellery and medical sectors also are both sectors looking for the most efficient solutions to offer new possibilities to their customers/patients.
LASEA is currently very active in these markets and thanks to the project will be able to provide better solutions to these sectors in terms of production time (multi-beam process, a decrease of the cycle time) and quality of the final product due to the inline control.