Applications Development Lab
Our Applications Lab is the initial step in providing you with a solution to your manufacturing or research challenges. Most solutions can be determined with a standard, no cost, sample evaluation. If your requirement is very complex and requires long term research, we can offer you a contract to meet your requirement. We can also provide a complete research area within our facility for clients requiring the use of our vast in-house resources. We invite you to visit our Applications Lab, meet our engineering staff, and see the most complete laser lab in the industry.
We can test applications for drilling, cutting, welding, marking, etching, engraving, ablation, and annealing, and have tested on a wide range of materials. We can store your samples in modified temperature and lighting environments if required.
Our lab contains over 15 unique lasers, ranging from UV to Mid IR, all permanently installed, including:
355nm Nd:YVO4, up to 15 watts
532nm Nd:YVO4, up to 20 watts
1064nm-1070nm Ytterbium (MOPA, CW, QCW), up to 3kW peak
1940nm Thulium, up to 120 watts
10600nm CO2, up to 400 watts
Maintaining long term excellent relationships with the top laser manufacturers provides us access to new technologies, often before they are publicly available. This allows us quick accessibility to other lasers not in our standard laboratory inventory.
For each wavelength, we maintain an extensive collection of optics and accessories (scan heads, fixed heads, telecentric lenses, F-Theta lenses, simple lenses, beam expanders, collimators, beam splitters, mirrors, and more) that give us flexibility in solving your production or research challenges. The Lab also maintains several high power microscopes and imaging systems for process inspection and feature location.
The Applications Lab is also equipped to handle motion, On-The_Fly (OTF), and large format applications with work stations that can incorporate rotaries, actuators, gantries, robots, and motion tables. A variety of gasses are also available. Typically that includes commonly used argon, nitrogen, and oxygen, but other more exotic gasses are easily attainable.
Along with our in-house mechanical engineering department, software department, and machine shop, we create custom computer controls, unique fixtures, and prototype builds, resulting in complete solution options for your production.
With these extensive resources, our engineers develop laser systems providing optimal performance and productivity consistent with your process requirements and manufacturing environment. Selection of a CMS Laser system assures you of a solution that meets your specific production goals, incorporating the most current innovations in industrial laser manufacturing technologies.
Typical Applications include:
Plastics: Marking (color change, engraving, embossing), Drilling (percussion, trepanning), Cutting, Welding (transmission, butt, lap, clear on clear), Converting (annealing, softening, curing, polishing).
Metals: Marking (engraving, etching, polishing, oxidizing, coating removal), Drilling (percussion, trepanning, blind hole), Cutting, Welding (butt, lap, spot).
Glass: Marking (internal, surface), Drilling, Cutting (scribe-break, perforating, ablation, melting), Tip-Off and Tube Closing.
Ceramics/Composites: Marking, Drilling, Cutting
PCBs: Marking (solder mask, devices), Cutting (depaneling, resistor trimming), Circuit Etching.
Pharmaceutical Tablets: Marking (color change, engraving, polishing), Drilling (tops and sides).
Not every solution is obvious. We will work to provide you with a solution, regardless of your material, process, or production requirements. A discussion with our engineering group will give you a better understanding of our depth and breadth of knowledge in all aspects of laser and system technology.
Laser Engineering Leadership
Control Micro Systems maintains the most comprehensive Applications Development laboratory in the industry. Through strategic partnerships with leading industrial laser manufacturers, we maintain a diverse selection of laser sources representing their finest products. We have teams of engineers, all located in-house, to develop a complete solution to your requirements.
New applications for industrial lasers are developed regularly and our staff is committed to using the best of them to provide solutions for any manufacturing challenges you face. If you desire to improve your speed, reduce costs, and build better through laser technology, contact CMS Laser today at 1.407.679.9716 or use our Sample Processing Request Form located at the No Cost App Dev Form tab.
CMS Laser is a Cognex Certified Vision Integrator. Our vision lab includes many models of Dataman (DM750-DM-7500 series) and Insight (IS500, IS14xx, IS5xxx, IS7xxx) cameras, as well as a full range of lenses and diode lights (Blue, Red, White, IR).
We combine this hardware with our extensive knowledge of Cognex software and vision algorithms. We also have the ability to test off-axis vision systems and robot vision, as well as coaxial vision systems (Through the Optics) where the vision system is coaxial with laser and uses some of the same optics.
FREE Sample Processing
CMS Laser provides businesses with a No-Cost, Risk-Free application designed using your samples. There is no obligation, and no high pressure tactics convincing you to purchase a laser system are ever used at any time. Our lab engineers create applications that consistently exceed current manufacturing methods, and we believe our technology can truly benefit your business.
If you would like to discuss your laser options directly with our experienced engineers, email us or call 407.679.9716.
Samples: In order to complete a full evaluation of your requirements, we will require an adequate number of samples to complete the process. This can vary based on size and applications. Consultation with our Sales Engineering staff will provide you with what will be needed to meet these requirements.