Once a highly specialised approach used almost exclusively for high-end watches, Precision Micromachining has evolved. Today, precision micromachining is used in many commercial products and applications to produce fine details, unique surfaces, precise cuts, and even color and security features. Devices such as smart phones would not exist without precision micromachining.
Most often included as a side note in discussions of gross laser tools, Precision Micromachining is itself a specialty enabled by precise beam formation, laser power, and specific pulse repetition rates. This trifecta is further enabled by the use of ultra stable surfaces. EPIC‘s unique report examines these in combination with various laser types and power for different materials and applications. Finally, detailed forecasts are provided along with trends that will influence future development and applications.