Laser supported, volume ablation
Laser supported, high-volume ablation offers excellent opportunities for making high-precision printing, embossing, erosion, or injection tools. The great advantage over the conventional spark erosion technique consists in the fact that the laser is tool-free, and therefore extremely flexible as to geometry and material. In addition, of course, it is free of wear.
Repeated scanning of a two-dimensional outline, commonly used with deep marking and trimming, will yield to a 2½ -dimensional ablation with flat bottom and tapered walls. Walls with defined conicity and bottoms with arbitrary topography can also be realized.