PCB etching with N-Lase Desktop, Benchtop, Workstation
Laser PCB and Electronics Etching
On the first week of August 2018, Apple became the world’s first one trillion-dollar company. From its humble beginnings in the garage of Steve Jobs, the exponential rise of Apple is a testament to how essential technology has become today. Consumer electronics make up a considerable part of this sector, and anyone can see why – smartphones, laptops, and even smart cars are everywhere. With its vast potential, electronics and semiconductors manufacturers must come up with faster and more efficient ways to make their products. This is where laser PCB etching technology comes in.
What is PCB laser marking?
Laser etching, or laser marking, refers to the use of lasers to engrave an object. In this process, a highly focused laser is directed onto a specific point or pattern in the object of interest, thereby using the energy from the laser to create very accurate and controlled markings on the object. Lasers can typically focus on a very small area – about a fraction of the millimetre – while keeping the surrounding area unaffected. The markings are the result of the laser’s energy vaporising the material or causing the material to fracture and flake off the surface.