Applications Development Lab






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. Our systems are then developed completely in-house. We have our own fully staffed teams of engineers allowing us to keep the full development process right in front of us.

New applications for industrial lasers are developed seemingly every day. 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 Free Product Analysis Request form below.


Application Lab

Our Apps Lab is the initial step in solving your manufacturing or research problem…and it’s free. Most solutions can be determined within the free application period but, for more complex projects, long term research contracts can be created. We can even provide a complete research area for you within our facility, utilizing our vast in-house resources.

We can test applications for drilling, cutting, welding, marking, etching, engraving, ablation, and annealing, and have tested on a wide range of materials.

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

Our excellent relationships with the top laser manufacturers provides us access to new technologies often before they’re publicly available, and gives 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 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, as needed. A variety of gasses are also on hand. Typically that includes commonly used argon, nitrogen, and oxygen, but other more exotic gasses are easily attainable.

We can store and develop your samples in modified temperature and lighting environments and we have several high power microscopes and imaging systems for process inspection and feature location.

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 Control Micro Systems 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 the obvious one. If you have been told that laser technology will not work for your material, process, or production system, speak with our engineers. Our Apps Lab has an extraordinary record in making a way and we will work to solve any challenge you might have.


    Vision Lab

    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 Conex software and vision algorithms. We also have the ability to test off-axis vision systems and robot vision, as well as coaxial vision systems (vision is coaxial with laser and uses some of the same optics).

    As with lasers, our strong relationship with vendors gives us access to other hardware, as needed.


    Free Sample Processing Request Form

    Please complete our application form for a complimentary feasibility study on laser implementation within your production process. If you would like to discuss your laser options directly with our experienced sales engineers, email us or call 407.679.9716.

    To expedite the process please submit the form below and ship your samples to:

    Sales Department
    Attn: Samples
    Control Micro Systems
    4420-A Metric Drive
    Winter Park, FL 32792 USA

    Our sales engineers will respond promptly to all inquiries.

    Free Application Development Request Form

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