Laser ablating and structuring
The basic principle of laser structuring is the ablation of material through short high-energy laser pulses. This exact process control allows creating of microstructures smaller than 15 microns and the ablation of entire surface layers. In this way, polymer layers can be ablated during catheter production, and entire surfaces can be custom-made - featuring structures in the micron range in order to ioptimize the biological interaction of implants. Filigree tools for plastic micro components like die casting molds with very fine channels can be created by lasers.