Laser Prototyping

Time to market is critical for many products. This is especially true for high-tech products where new options or features tend to have development cycles of one year or less. Micron Laser Technology specializes in small format prototypes that require precision and non-conventional manufacturing processes to produce. As required, MLT can leverage a network of fabrication partners that specialize in other fabrication and finishing processes in order to provide a turn-key solution.

If ready for limited product release, MLT's laser prototyping services provide an opportunity for manufacturing optimization. MLT services give you an opportunity to analyze the product manufacturing issues/cost in real time while validating market demand and justification of future investment in high-valued, capital equipment. When volumes dictate, the time and cost of technology and process knowledge transfer to you internal facility is minimized.

Micromachine 3 -SS components

MLT PROTOTYPING ADVANTAGES:

  • Quality and Precision
  • Reduce Time to Market
  • Prevent Tooling Costs
  • Shorten Modifications
  • Product Visualization
  • Leverage Small Lot Sizes

If ready for limited product release, MLT prototyping provides an opportunity for manufacturing optimization. MLT services give you an opportunity to analyze the product manufacturing issues/cost in real time while validating market demand and justification of future investment in high-valued, capital equipment. When volumes dictate, the time and cost of technology and process knowledge transfer to you internal facility is minimized.

During all phases of the design process, MLT prototyping can facilitate the visual evaluation of features, shape, and overall look and feel. Commercial and industrial form and fit prototypes may utilize production-grade thermoplastics or metals for easy verification of fit. Laser precision allows for a realistic validation of interference fit, system strength, component interchangeability, and other unique characteristics that uniquely identify a component's form, fit, and function. Our experience will ensure your product is successful from Prototype to Production.

Transforming Your Prototypes to Production.

  • Concept Feasibility
  • Application Development
  • Limited Production
  • Volume Production
  • Manufacturing Consulting
  • Form, Fit, and Function
  • Part Modifications
  • Presentations Samples

CAD or Data Requirements

CAD system integration and custom file converters enable flexible, laser manufacturing from customer-provided data. Although most file types are accepted, the preferred file types are Gerber, Excellon, DXF, or other 2D formats. In most cases, non-scaled data is required as MLT will make the appropriate scaling or offsets to meet part dimensions.

For more CAM/CAD guidelines and detailed requirements, click CAD Requirements.