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Preco debuts Lightning Bolt 2000 laser system


November 17, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Nov. 17, 2016 – Preco has introduced its Lightning Bolt 2000 laser system for processing of highly accurate micro features on metallic, ceramic and polymer materials.

The system utilizes a PC controller based on the Windows operating system. It offers a full graphical CAD interface with the ability to import common file types such as AutoCAD DWG and DXF format. Processing files can also be generated inside Preco’s AcuBeam software. The system utilizes galvo motion, boasting high speed, high accurate laser processing. The galvo is fixed on a z-axis above a precision XY table. The processing area can be tiled together to allow processing over the full range of the 150 x 150 mm XY motion. Other options include a range of XY stages, galvo processing areas, rotary stages, vision registration, inspection and robotics. According to Preco, typical processes include ablation, via drilling, surface texturing, and cutting.