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Further processing options

Laser processing

Finest structuring for high-precision components

An employee wearing protective goggles loads a machine that works with lasers.

Laser processing of technical ceramics involves a variety of high-precision processes with which the finest geometries can be reproduced in the ceramic. Bosch Ceramics offer the creation of filigree structures, precise inscriptions and the targeted processing of surfaces in the μm range with special laser technology.

Complex and yet precise

Close-up of a ceramic component that has been processed with a laser.

With laser processing, for example, the production of components with honeycomb structures or a comparably complex geometry is no problem. A key feature is that you do not have to compromise on precision and accuracy of fit. And not in terms of stability anyway.

Our laser processing portfolio

Laser ablation

During selective laser ablation, the thinnest layers of the ceramic are removed to create three-dimensional depressions, for example. The high-precision energy input of the laser enables the finest structures to be produced.

Laser drilling and cutting

Separation processes can also be realised with lasers. Laser drilling produces the smallest fine and precision bores from 40 μm diameter, for example for cooling ducts or for venting.

Laser structuring

Structuring involves the introduction of regularly arranged geometries into the surface in order to specifically change the technical properties. The structuring is in the μm range and thus enables fine adjustment of the component functionality.

Laser microstructuring

For the production of functional surfaces, microstructuring can be used to roughen components in a targeted manner in order to improve the adhesion of lubricating films or tribological properties. This is typically applied to shafts of air bearings and plain bearings.

Laser marking

Laser processing can also be used to permanently apply lettering and markings to the ceramics. For example, the insertion of part numbers and markings enables the traceability of the component.

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