Laser Cutting of Glass
Wide Processing Spectrum
Cutting glass with conventional, mechanical methods like diamond scribing and breaking comes with significant drawbacks due to relatively low scribing quality (micro-cracks, chipping) and accuracy. Typically, a number of additional time-consuming processing steps like grinding, masking and etching are necessary to remove the damage that had been introduced by mechanical processes, as well as to eventually achieve the required tolerance of the parts outer dimensions.
By using a laser for the glass cutting process, before mentioned disadvantages can be avoided. Depending on the composition and the requirements e.g. concerning the cutting edge quality, we offer different lasers for glass cutting.
When producing sensitive components which often require the cutting of flexible thin-glass or light and high-strength glass e.g. within the electronic industry
Glass Cutting for Mobile Device Displays
- Flat glass scribe and break processes are traditionally used to mechanically separate glass. This process very often does not allow to avoid micro cracks and chipping along the scribe line, significantly influencing the bending strength of glass substrates. Our I process allows cutting arbitrary shapes including small radii of down to 2 mm in a single pass without taper. The resulting surface finish is basically free of chipping.
Cutting of Drinking Glasses
- For glass cutting processes such as the cutting of drinking glasses, CO2laser of different power classes can be used.